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ABC Report: Letter sent to President tested positive for poison

A day after a poison-tainted letter addressed to a Mississippi Senator was identified, ABC News reports that a letter intended for President Barack Obama has been found bearing the same substance.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A day after a poison-tainted letter addressed to a Mississippi Senator was identified, ABC News reports that a letter intended for President Barack Obama has been found bearing the same substance.

Earlier, multiple agencies indicated that the Secret Service said the letter intended for the president contains a suspicious substance.

ABC says the substance has been confirmed as ricin in preliminary tests.

According to multiple news agencies, the letter intended for the president was intercepted at a screening facility.

On Tuesday, a letter laced with the same substance was intercepted on its way to Republican Senator Roger Wicker.

Ricin is a highly toxic substance derived from castor beans.

Just a small amount of the substance can kill an adult if inhaled or ingested. There is no known remedy to counteract the effects of the poison.

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