According to officials, the person who sent deadly poison to President Trump is in custody… and that person is Canadian.
A suspect who allegedly sent a poison-laced letter to President Donald Trump was taken into custody while trying to enter the United States from Canada.
The identity of the individual was not revealed, but it was reported the suspect is a Canadian woman.
This past week, federal officials intercepted the package addressed to the White House that contained the deadly poison ricin. The envelope, addressed to President Trump, never made it to The White House.
The FBI said in a statement, “The FBI and our US Secret Service and US Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a US government mail facility. At this time, there is no known threat to public safety.”
#FBIStatement: “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.” pic.twitter.com/jsBMIsDHbt
— FBI Washington Field (@FBIWFO) September 19, 2020
The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, the officials said. Her name was not immediately released.
The individual who was arrested is believed to be the person who sent the letter, according to the FBI Washington field office.
A Navy veteran was arrested in 2018 and confessed to sending envelopes to Trump and members of his administration that contained the substance from which ricin is derived.