Letter Addressed To President Obama Tests Positive for Ricin, FBI Says

White House

A letter addressed to President Barack Obama containing a substance that the FBI said was positive for the poison ricin in preliminary testing was intercepted today at a mail-screening facility a day after a tainted letter targeted a U.S. senator.

Bloomberg reports that the Obama letter was found at a site off the White House grounds that routinely screens the president’s mail, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said in an e-mail.

It’s a separate facility from the one that sorts congressional mail where a letter suspected of being tainted with the poison ricin and addressed to Senator Roger Wicker was discovered yesterday.

The Secret Service is working with the U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI in an investigation into the contaminated mail.

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