A package containing the deadly poison “Ricin” addressed to President Donald Trump was discovered while screening by the security agencies on Saturday. The package was intercepted before it could reach the White House, officials said.
According to the reports, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Secret Service are now investigating into the matter about the letter’s whereabouts and if more letters have been circulated containing ricin.
In a statement given to CNN on Saturday, the FBI told that currently there is no known threat to public safety. New York Times reported that an official had told that the letter might have come from Canada.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has stated that it is cooperating with the FBI and collectively working on the matter.
“The RCMP can confirm that it has received a request for assistance from the FBI in connection with a suspicious letter sent to the White House,” spokesperson Dan Brien told CBC News in an email.
“Initial information from the investigation suggests that the letter originated in Canada,” he said. However, he also showed reluctance to offer ant more details at the time.
Currently, no known antidode exists for Ricin. It is said that dose of purified ricin powder the size of a few grains of table salt can kill an adult human.