Woman suspected of mailing ricin to is accused of sending others to Texas ...

Woman suspected of mailing ricin to President at the White House is accused of sending poison-tainted envelopes to a sheriff and law enforcement in Texas Sheriff Eddie Guerra said he and three of his detention staff received envelopes laced with ricin in Hidalgo County, Texas No one was poisoned and an investigation has been launched Authorities believe the same person who sent the envelopes to Texas addressed one to President at the White House The unidentified woman was taken into custody on Sunday at the US border  Police have not confirmed her identity but say she was armed  On Monday, Royal Canadian Mountain Police descended on an apartment complex in Montreal  Police in Montreal say she sent six letters in total; one to and five to an address in Texas  They won't say if she is America or Canadian, or if she lived at the apartment that is being searched  The police force described it as a 'big' operation that they are conducting to help US authorities 

By Lauren Edmonds For Dailymail.com and Wires

Published: 03:32 BST, 22 September 2020 | Updated: 04:16 BST, 22 September 2020

1

View
comments

The woman accused of mailing an envelope containing ricin to President is also suspected of sending additional poisoned envelopes to law enforcement in Texas.

The first letter was intercepted earlier this week at the final offsite processing facility where mail is screened before it reaches the White House. A preliminary investigation confirmed the presence of ricin from Canada.

An unidentified woman was arrested on Sunday by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge crossing near Buffalo, New York. 

The woman is expected to face federal charges, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press, and is set to appear in federal court in Buffalo on Tuesday. 

Authorities believe she sent a total of six letters; one to and the others to people in Texas.

An envelope containing ricin was mailed and addressed to President Trump (pictured) earlier this week from an address in Canada

An envelope containing ricin was mailed and addressed to President (pictured) earlier this week from an address in Canada

The letter addressed to the White House appeared to have originated in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have said. 

And envelopes containing ricin were also mailed to law enforcement agencies in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, according to another law enforcement official. 

The official did not say which agencies were sent the envelopes but said they are believed to have been mailed by the same person who sent one to

read more from dailymail.....

PREV Fires burn in Lagos after soldiers shoot anti-police protesters mogaznewsen
NEXT Troubled girl, 16, takes her own life on school grounds