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.
Authorities announced yesterday that charges had been dropped against a Mississippi man who was suspected of sending ricin letters to President Obama, a U.S. senator, and a judge.
Charges have been dropped against a Mississippi man initially accused of targeting President Obama and others with the toxin ricin in letters.
Fox News just aired an image of Kevin Curtis, the Mississippi man arrested Wednesday evening by authorities who is believed to be behind ricin-laced letters sent to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and President Barack Obama.
David Katz, founder and CEO of Global Security Group, gave his expert insight on the ricin envelopes addressed to President Obama and Senator Wicker (R-MS).
A suspicious package has been recovered at office of Sen. Jeff Flake (R - Ariz.), making it the latest in a series of incidents, happening across party lines, involving politicians receiving poisoned letters or packages, including the President of the United States
An FBI bulletin provides greater detail on the two ricin-tainted letters (one of which was sent to President Obama, the other to Senator Roger Wicker). It’s been determined that the mailings are related based on the targets, postmarks, and identical verbiage. Both letters are signed, “I am KC and I approve this message.”
We just learned that a letter addressed to President Obama contained the deadly poison ricin, one day after a similar letter was sent to the office Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). It's unclear whether the incidents are related to the Boston terror attack. On Happening Now, Jenna Lee spoke to Fox News' Judith Miller, an expert on germ warfare, about the developments.
Fox News has confirmed that a letter sent to President Obama has tested positive for ricin.