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Secret Service says a suspicious envelope was sent to Trump

06 October 2018, 09:27 | Erica Roy

Bill Clark CQ-Roll Call Group

UNITED STATES- SEPTEMBER 24 Aerial view of the Pentagon building

Authorities have quarantined all US Postal Service mail received at the Pentagon's screening facility.

A defense official told AFP the packages were addressed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Navy chief Admiral John Richardson. "The envelopes were seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation this morning for further analysis", - said the correspondent of the publication.

The Pentagon's Force Protection Agency detected "a suspicious substance" as it screened its mail at a remote facility, a Pentagon spokesman said to Business Insider on Tuesday. The mail center is located on the Pentagon grounds but in a separate facility built after anthrax was found in government mail in 2001.

Ricin, a lethal poison produced naturally in castor beans, has no known antidote and can not be quickly detected. It is usually risky only when used in an intentional attack, the CDC said on its website.

The Secret Service spokesman said the agency is working with law enforcement partners to determine who sent the envelopes.

The letters sent to Mattis and Richardson entered the Pentagon. Ricin can cause death within 36 to 72 hours from exposure to an amount as small as a pinhead.

Envelopes suspected of containing a potentially-deadly poison that were addressed to U.S. military chiefs and a third with unknown contents sent to Donald Trump are being probed by American security agencies.

Ricin, which is extracted from castor beans, after specific treatment is highly poisonous and has been used by the Al Qaeda terrorist group to carry out biological attacks. United States media say it may contain ricin, a deadly poison.

A third envelope containing ricin was said to have been addressed to the Donald Trump at the White House and connected to the two packages that were sent to the Pentagon.

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