(ANSA) – An envelope with a lethal substance addressed to the President of the United States, Donald Trump, has been intercepted by the White House postal service.
According to The New York Times, FBI sources confirmed that the package contained a poisonous substance identified as ricin, found naturally in castor seeds.
The publication also reported that the letter was sent from an address in Canada and the poison was intercepted before arriving at the White House.
US authorities investigated the case and arrested a woman on the border between the United States and Canada, according to local media. She is the main suspect in having sent the package with the lethal substance.
A similar episode occurred in 2013, when a letter with ricin was sent to then President Barack Obama. The envelope was also barred by the country’s Secret Service. (ANSA).