UPDATE - US Law Enforcement Officers Intercept Package With Poison Addressed To Trump - Reports

UPDATE - US Law Enforcement Officers Intercept Package With Poison Addressed to Trump - Reports

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 20th September, 2020) US law enforcement officers have intercepted a package containing the poison ricin that was addressed to President Donald Trump, the CNN broadcaster reports on Saturday.

The package was reportedly intercepted earlier in the week and two tests were conducted, confirming the presence of the deadly poison, the broadcaster said.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Secret Service is currently investigating the incident, the broadcaster said, adding that the White House has not yet commented on the matter.

In a statement published later in the evening, the FBI confirmed that an investigation was underway.

"The FBI and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility," the bureau said.

There is no known threat to public safety in relation to the incident, the FBI added.

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