FBI intercepts ricin mailed to Barack Obama

City A.M. Reporter
THE UNITED States Secret Service yesterday intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama and initial tests showed evidence of the deadly poison ricin.

The FBI said its investigation into mail containing a suspicious substance addressed to a lawmaker and to President Barack Obama has not found a link to the attack in Boston.

“The investigation into these letters remains ongoing, and more letters may still be received. There is no indication of a connection to the attack in Boston,” the FBI said in a statement.

Filters at a government mail screening facility preliminarily tested positive for ricin yesterday morning and mail from that facility was being tested, the FBI said.

Meanwhile the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing is focusing on a suspect or suspects believed to have carried heavy bags or backpacks, but entered a third day without any arrests or word on who was responsible.