RICIN

  • Texas actress arrested in ricin case: Authorities June 8, 2013

    Dallas: A pregnant Texas actress who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricintainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been arrested for orchestrating the scheme herself, a law enforcement official said on Friday. It was not immediately clear what charges would be filed against...
  • Man pleads not guilty of sending ricinlaced letter to Obama June 6, 2013

    Jackson (US): A man has pleaded not guilty to sending ricinlaced letters to President Barack Obama, a US senator and a local judge. The plea was made in a court filing on Tuesday on behalf of James Everett Dutschke of Tupelo. Dutschke is charged with sending the poisontainted letters on April...
  • Letter to Obama intercepted, similar to ricinlaced letter to NY Mayor May 31, 2013

    Washington: Authorities intercepted a threatening letter addressed to US President Barack Obama that was similar to ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Secret Service said on Thursday. Letters sent to Bloomberg and his gun control group contained material believed to be the deadly poison ricin and contained a...
  • Threatening letters sent to NY mayor may contain ricin: Police May 30, 2013

    New York: Two anonymous letters addressed to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun control group contained material believed to be the deadly poison ricin, and referenced the debate on gun laws, police said on Wednesday. The New York Police Department said initial tests on the two letters, opened...
  • US: One arrested for sending poisonous letter to Obama April 27, 2013

    Washington: The FBI on Saturday arrested a man on charges of allegedly sending poisonous ricinlaced letter to US President Barack Obama and other leaders. The individual identified as Everett Dutschke, 41, was arrested from his Mississippi home, the FBI said. This is the second arrest in the case after investigating authorities...
  • Charges dropped in ricin letters sent to President Obama April 24, 2013

    Tupelo: Charges of sending ricinlaced letters to President Barack Obama and others were dropped on Tuesday against an Elvis impersonator from Mississippi who has said since his arrest last week that he had nothing to do with the case. Meanwhile, in Tupelo, numerous law enforcement officers converged on the home of...
  • Mississippi man arrested, accused in ricin letters: FBI April 18, 2013

    Oxford: A Mississippi man was arrested on Wednesday, accused of sending letters to President Barack Obama and a senator that tested positive for the poisonous ricin and set the nation's capital on edge a day after the Boston Marathon bombings. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said the man was...
  • Early test shows ricin in letter sent to Obama: FBI April 17, 2013

    Washington: The FBI says preliminary tests on a letter sent to President Barack Obama indicate the presence of poisonous ricin. The letter is undergoing further testing because preliminary field tests can be unreliable, creating false positives. The letter was intercepted at a facility away from the White House. It comes the...
  • Letter with ricin sent to Mississippi Senator Wicker April 17, 2013

    Washington: An envelope addressed to Sen Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive on Tuesday for ricin, a potentially fatal poison, congressional officials said, heightening concerns about terrorism a day after a bombing killed three and left more than 170 injured at the Boston Marathon. The letter was discovered at a mail...
  • Ricin found in UK, duo questioned by antiterrorism officers June 9, 2009

    A father and son are being questioned by antiterrorism officers following the discovery of the poison ricin at a house in County Durham, UK. ...