Ricin-laced letter sent to Senator Wicker

In an eerie echo of 9/11, a letter laced with the deadly poison ricin was intercepted by the post office on its way to Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker. You will recall that shortly after the 9/11 attacks, letters containing anthrax were sent to House and Senate members. Politico: Preliminary tests indicate the substance found was Ricin," said the police statement, which was released late Tuesday night. "The material is being forwarded to an accredited laboratory for further analysis."   The Capitol Police says it is partnering with the FBI for an "ongoing investigation." The statement added that the Capitol complex has not been affected. The U.S. Senate mail facility is currently closed for more testing -- all mail bound for Capitol Hill is now being directed through a U.S. House facility. The letter was postmarked Memphis, Tenn., and had no suspicious markings or return address, according to a message sent to congressional staffers by Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance...(Read Full Post)