The US President was sent a letter containing the lethal poison ricin last week. It was intercepted at a government mail facility and did not reach the White House. Now, a woman has been arrested while crossing the US/Canada border after being suspected of sending the letter. She was carrying a gun and was arrested by US authorities at the New York state border crossing.
A US law enforcement official reported the arrest on Monday, with Washington DC prosectors expected to bring charges against her.
She was arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents while crossing the US/Canada border.
No further details on the suspect have been released at this time.
But a US official told the New York Times on Saturday authorities were searching for a Canadian woman, who they believed to be connected to the attempt.
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Published at Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:03:00 +0000