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Crime Woman Arrested After Allegedly Sending Letter to President Trump Poisoned with Ricin

03:07  22 september  2020
03:07  22 september  2020 Source:   people.com

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A woman suspected of sending a letter containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump was arrested as she tried to enter the US from Canada at a border crossing in New York state, a US law enforcement official said.

The Canadian woman accused of sending a letter containing ricin to President Trump has been identified as Pascale Ferrier of Quebec, authorities said. Ferrier was taken into custody Sunday by US Customs and Border Protection agents at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo, New York

A woman believed to have sent Donald Trump a letter containing the poison ricin has been arrested at the United States-Canadian border.

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The suspect was allegedly found crossing the border from Canada into Buffalo, New York, on Sunday, according to the BBC and the Guardian. She was reportedly carrying a gun and arrested by U.S. authorities.

The letter, which was discovered last week at a White House offsite mail-sorting facility, is believed to have been sent from Quebec. Two tests confirmed the presence of ricin in the letter, which never reached the White House.

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A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of sending an envelope containing the deadly poison ricin to President Donald Trump . In 2018, a US Navy veteran in Utah was arrested for allegedly sending suspicious envelopes to Trump and military leaders.

Washington (AP) -- A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin , which was addressed to White House, has been arrested In 2014, a Mississippi man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after sending letters dusted with ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials.

There is believed to be no threat to the public at this time.

"The FBI and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility. At this time, there is no known threat to public safety," according to an FBI statement obtained by CNN.

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As prosecutors in Washington, D.C., prepare to file charges against the suspect, her identity has not been released. She is believed to have joint Canadian and French citizenship and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

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The unidentified woman was arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents trying to enter the US from Canada at a border crossing in New York A suspect has been taken into custody for allegedly sending a letter containing the deadly poison ricin to Donald Trump in a package addressed to the

On 19 September, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said that an investigation was underway over a suspicious letter containing the deadly poison addressed to US President Donald Trump .

On Monday, Canadian officials searched a Montreal apartment connected to the woman.

“We believe a total of six letters were sent, one to the White House and five to Texas,” RCMP officer Charles Poirier told the Guardian outside the building. “We can’t confirm that she lived in [the apartment], but it is connected to her.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Ricin is a poison found naturally in castor beans. If castor beans are chewed and swallowed, the released ricin can cause injury. Ricin can be made from the waste material left over from processing castor beans."

Exposure to ricin can cause death within 36 to 72 hours and there is no known antidote.

Woman pleads not guilty, denied bail over Trump ricin letter .
BUFFALO (AP) — A woman charged with making threats against President Donald Trump by mailing a package containing ricin to the White House was ordered held without bail Monday by a judge in Buffalo who cited “a very strong case" against her based on an indictment in Washington, D.C. Pascale Ferrier, 53, of a Montreal suburb, was arrested a week ago as she tried to enter the U.S. through a border crossing between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo. Her lawyer entered a not-guilty plea on her behalf Monday.U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder Jr. cited a long history of assassinations and attempted assassinations of U.S.

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