Letter with “suspicious substance” sent to Obama; second ricin letter sent to Senate

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This comes on the heels of yesterday’s report that somebody sent a ricin laced letter to Republican Senator Roger Wicker.  Now it appears somebody may have sent a similar letter to President Obama.

from AP:

The U.S. Secret Service says it has intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a “suspicious substance.”

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the letter was intercepted at a facility away from the White House. He says the letter was received Tuesday.

The letter comes a day after lawmakers said a letter was mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin. Another senator said police have a suspect in mind.

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In addition to the White House, a second ricin laced letter has been confirmed in the Senate’s mail room:


There is also a suspicious package alert in the Senate’s office building:


This is a serious situation and it seems to be developing rapidly.  We’ll keep you updated.