Ricin found in letters mailed to Pres. Obama, Senator

Ricin found in letters mailed to Pres. Obama, Senator

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Ricin found in letters mailed to Pres. Obama, Senator

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on April 17, 2013 at 10:08 AM

WASHINGTON  -- The FBI says the letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker are related and are both postmarked out of Memphis, Tenn., dated April 8.

In an intelligence bulletin obtained by The Associated Press, the FBI says the letters both say: "To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance." Both letters are signed, "I am KC and I approve this message.”

CDC: Facts about ricin

The FBI says the substance in both letters have preliminarily tested positive for ricin, a potentially fatal poison. The letter is undergoing further testing because preliminary field tests can be unreliable, creating false positives.

Both the letters to Wicker, R-Miss., and to Obama were intercepted at off-site mail facilities.

The FBI says there is no indication of a connection to the bombing at Monday's Boston Marathon.

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