Letter containing deadly poison ricin addressed to Donald Trump at White House; investigation underway

An RCMP spokesman confirmed that it has received a request for assistance from the FBI in connection with a suspicious letter sent to the White House. 

Sep 20, 2020, 07:18 AM IST

Suspected ricin-laced mail sent to Pentagon, FBI analysing envelopes

The Pentagon said in a statement it had put its mail facility under quarantine and that the FBI was analyzing the envelopes.

Oct 03, 2018, 06:42 AM IST

OPCW document: Syria had ricin program

Syrian authorities have declared that they once had a program to produce the deadly toxin ricin, according to an official document of the global chemical weapons watchdog.

Sep 19, 2014, 23:44 PM IST

Texas woman sentenced to 18 years for threatening Obama

A 35-year-old woman was today sentenced to 18 years in prison for sending poisonous ricin-laced letters to US President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Jul 17, 2014, 01:31 AM IST

Texas woman admits to sending ricin to Obama

A former actress from Texas has pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, under a deal that her attorney has said would cap prison time at 18 years.

Dec 11, 2013, 12:51 PM IST

Texas woman indicted in ricin letter-to-Obama case

A federal grand jury has indicted a woman who authorities say sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others in an attempt to frame her estranged husband.

Jun 29, 2013, 01:03 AM IST

Texas actress arrested in ricin case: Reports

A woman who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been arrested.

Jun 08, 2013, 08:35 AM IST

US authorities charge man in Obama ricin letter case

A 41-year-old martial arts instructor was charged with sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other public officials following his arrest Saturday.

Apr 28, 2013, 09:05 AM IST

Obama ricin letter suspect freed

A US man accused of sending a poison-laced letter to the White House was released from jail with his charges dismissed Tuesday as officials searched the home of a rival.

Apr 24, 2013, 10:13 AM IST

Obama ricin letter case: Mississippi man arrested

A letter addressed to President Barack Obama tested positive for ricin, and authorities arrested a suspect, stoking alarm in Washington on Wednesday after an earlier scare over poisoned mail.

Apr 18, 2013, 08:46 AM IST

Poisonous ricin found in letter to US senator`s office

US authorities intercepted a letter that contained the deadly poison ricin and was bound for Senator Roger Wicker`s office, officials said on Tuesday.

Apr 17, 2013, 09:15 AM IST

Tea can counter poison used in terror attacks: Scientists

A cup of tea could be a secret weapon to fight poison used in terror attacks if UK scientists are to be believed.

Jul 20, 2012, 13:21 PM IST