Ricin

  • Texas actress arrested in ricin case: Authorities 08-06-2013 01:27 AM

    Dallas: A pregnant Texas actress who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted 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...
  • Man pleads not guilty of sending ricin-laced letter to Obama 06-06-2013 07:58 AM

    Jackson (US): A man has pleaded not guilty to sending ricin-laced 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 poison-tainted letters on...
  • Letter to Obama intercepted, similar to ricin-laced letter to NY Mayor 31-05-2013 05:12 AM

    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...
  • Threatening letters sent to NY mayor may contain ricin: Police 30-05-2013 07:23 AM

    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,...
  • US: One arrested for sending poisonous letter to Obama 27-04-2013 11:57 PM

    Washington: The FBI on Saturday arrested a man on charges of allegedly sending poisonous ricin-laced 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...
  • Charges dropped in ricin letters sent to President Obama 24-04-2013 06:38 AM

    Tupelo: Charges of sending ricin-laced 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...
  • Mississippi man arrested, accused in ricin letters: FBI 18-04-2013 06:02 AM

    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...
  • Early test shows ricin in letter sent to Obama: FBI 17-04-2013 10:02 PM

    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...
  • Letter with ricin sent to Mississippi Senator Wicker 17-04-2013 05:12 AM

    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...
  • Ricin found in UK, duo questioned by anti-terrorism officers 09-06-2009 03:57 AM

    The poison was discovered at a house in County Durham, UK. ...