BREAKING NEWS: Senator Received RICIN POISON In Mail The Day AFTER Boston Marathon Bombing?!?!?!?!?!

Posted on April 16, 2013

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Washington D.C. (The Gaslamp Post) – Coming on the heels of a bomb being mailed to a famous American sheriff, and then another horrific terrorist attack which has killed 3 and injured some 170 others, we have yet another incident – this time aimed at an American lawmaker.  It was reported a short time ago that a letter containing a highly toxic substance was mailed to a Senator’s office in Washington.

It was announced that a letter intended to arrive at the office of U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) was discovered to contain the deadly toxin ricin, during a pre-screening process which is routinely performed on mail sent to lawmakers.  According to the Denver Post:

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks to reporters following his victory speech after he is declared the winner to a second term in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks to reporters following his victory speech after he is declared the winner to a second term in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Terrance W. Gainer, the Senate sergeant-at-arms, said in an emailed message to Senate offices that the envelope to Wicker, a Republican, had no obviously suspicious outside markings and lacked a return address. It bore a postmark from Memphis, Tenn.

Mail from a broad swath of northern Mississippi, including the Memphis suburbs of DeSoto County, Miss., Tupelo, Oxford and the northern part of the Mississippi Delta region is processed and postmarked in Memphis, according to a Postal Service map. The Memphis center also processes mail for residents of western parts of Tennessee and eastern Arkansas.

Gainer said there was “no indication that there are other suspect mailings.” Yet he urged caution, and also said the Senate off-site mail facility where the initial tests were performed on the letter will be closed for a few days while the investigation continues.

In an interview with Politico, Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., stated that senators were briefed on the letter and that the author was identified as someone who frequently wrote to members of Congress. No further information on the author’s identity was released.

The incident remains under investigation, and lawmakers are being cautioned to remain alert with regards to mail to their state offices as well.

(h/t:  The Gateway Pundit)

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