ENVELOPE SENT TO SENATOR SAID TO TEST POSITIVE FOR RICIN


(Reuters)
– An envelope sent to Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive for ricin, Senator Dick Durbin told reporters after a group of
lawmakers were briefed by the FBI.

Ricin is a lethal poison found naturally in castor beans.

A spokeswoman for Wicker referred inquiries to U.S. Capitol Police. A spokesman for Capitol Police could not immediately be reached for comment.

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