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Woman sends poisoned-laced letter to Trump



A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

“Our Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives team (CBRNE) is leading the operation. Police and Fire teams from Longueuil are also on site. All necessary measures have been taken to ensure public safety,” said a tweet by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on Monday.

The woman was reportedly arrested at the Canadian-U.S. border and was expected to appear in court later in the afternoon in Buffalo, the United States, facing federal charges in the United States.

The RCMP said a police operation is ongoing at a residential street located south of Montreal.

Media reports said the letter was intercepted after being sent to Washington from Canada.

Officials said it was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump.

Both police and media reports have not yet indicated whether the suspect is Canadian.

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