It was revealed last week that the Secret Service intercepted a package containing ricin that was addressed to President Trump, thankfully, before anyone was hurt.
Customs and Border Protection officers located in upstate New York have apparently arrested a woman who was trying to enter the United States from Canada who is believed to be the individual responsible for mailing the poisoned package.
via Washington Examiner:
The woman was taken into custody by federal law enforcement in Buffalo, New York, CBP confirmed. She was carrying a gun when federal officers detained her. The woman, whose name and country of origin have not been released, is expected to face federal charges brought by prosecutors in Washington, D.C., for allegedly mailing the letter to President Trump.
CNN first reported over the weekend that a piece of mail that originated in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, was intercepted by the U.S. Postal Service, and substances inside tested positive for ricin, which can be used as a biological weapon. All White House mail is inspected off-site before being forwarded for delivery.
“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,” the FBI’s Washington field office said in a statement.
DEVELOPING: A woman who allegedly tried sending ricin to @realDonaldTrump at the White House, is expected to be arraigned in Federal court today.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested her at the Peace Bridge.
— Gabrielle Mediak (@GabrielleMediak) September 21, 2020
Risin comes from the left over material after castor beans are processed, which are used to create castor oil. The poison is very toxic to people and trace amounts of it can actually be fatal if it is consumed, injected, or inhaled.
This was a deliberate attempted assassination of the president. If this woman is an American citizen, she needs to be tried for her crime. There’s no way anyone should be allowed to get away with something like this. It’s a very serious crime.
A big thank you is owed to the Secret Service agents who protect our president each and every day.