New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the director of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns were sent letters containing ricin according to preliminary tests. The New York City Police Department said the letters threatened the mayor and had references to the gun law debate. Those who were in contact with the letters are asymptomatic at this time.
James Everett Dutschke arrested in connection with the ricin letters has been charged with attempting to use a biological weapon.
The Mississippi man arrested in the ricin letters case announced his innocence to reporters just days ago.
Everett Dutschke, 41, who was named by previous suspect investigated in sending ricin-laced letter to President Obama, is taken into custody in connection to the probe, Fox News confirms.