Suspicious letter sent to White House included gun threats

05/30/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Washington – A suspicious letter mailed to the White House that was intercepted by a screening facility reportedly contained threats linked to the gun control debate. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the letter was similar to two separate letters sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has been an out spoken advocate for control.

The two letters sent to Bloomberg were laced with ricin, a deadly poison. The letter sent to the White House was reportedly addressed to President Barack Obama, but it wasn’t stated to be clear whether it contained ricin also, although officials believe all three letters may have come from the same machine.

New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly is quoted by the AP as stating of the interception of the letters, “In terms of the processes and procedures that are in place now we think they worked…This is sort of an effect of the post-9/11 world that we live in that these checks and facilities are in place and the system worked.”

Investigations into the matter are ongoing.

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