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Ricin Letter Suspect Arrested

Newser — Evann Gastaldo

The woman suspected of sending a ricin-laced package to President Trump was arrested by US authorities at a New York border crossing, law enforcement sources tell the AP and CNN.

The woman was allegedly trying to enter the US from Canada, and was carrying a gun. Prosecutors in Washington, DC, are expected to file federal charges against her.

Authorities are also investigating similar packages sent to Texas; it's not yet clear whether the cases are related. (The package never made it to the White House.)

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