Letter Sent to Senator Tests Positive for Ricin

By Philip Bump

April 16, 2013

In an eerie if incongruous reminder of the anthrax attacks after 9/11, a preliminary test appears to indicate that an envelope sent to a U.S. Senate office contained the poisonous protein ricin.

Politico and CBS report that the recipient was Mississippi's Roger Wicker. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana suggests that someone may already be in custody.

Read the full story at the Atlantic Wire


By Philip Bump

April 16, 2013

http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2013/04/letter-sent-senator-tests-positive-ricin/62575/