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FBI Makes 'Ricin Case' Arrest After Man Sends Castor Seeds To Pentagon

Steven Clarke | 04 October, 2018, 17:51

The letter was sent to the White House but it never entered the presidential residence.

William Clyde Allen III, a Navy veteran, was taken into custody in Utah on Wednesday, two days after the packages and letters were discovered at mailing facilities.

WASHINGTON-Two letters sent to the Pentagon that were initially believed to contain the deadly poison ricin instead included castor seeds, from which the poison is derived, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Letters were also sent to US Navy Admiral John Richardson at the Pentagon and Senator Ted Cruz's office in Houston, Texas. He worked as a damage control fireman apprentice.

He later pleaded guilty to lesser neglect and abuse charges and did not have to register as a sex offender.

In addition to the letters sent to the Pentagon, the Secret Service intercepted a letter to President Trump dated October 1 that also contained a suspicious substance, according to CNN.

The Secret Service reported Monday that one of the envelopes was addressed to Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Dissident Saudi journalist disappears after visiting consulate in Istanbul
Khashoggi has been living in self-imposed exile in the United States for the past few years. A lot of them were released after reaching financial settlements with the authorities.

Dana White, chief spokesperson for the Pentagon, said in a statement on Wednesday that a preliminary analysis showed the letters contained castor seeds.

In 2008, he pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated assault and served about 2.5 years in prison, authorities said, before he was released in 2011.

The official said that one of the four envelopes had a return address, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now pursuing as a lead. The mail center is located on the Pentagon grounds but in a separate facility built after anthrax was found in government mail in 2001.

She added that the FBI investigation continued.

All US Postal Service mail received at the Pentagon mail screening facility on Monday is now under quarantine and poses no threat to Pentagon personnel, according to Pentagon spokesperson Col. Rob Manning.

Death can occur within 36 to 72 hours after exposure to an amount as small as a pinhead.

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