Woman accused of sending poison ricin letter to President Trump arrested

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A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump has been arrested, The Associated Press quoted three law enforcement officials as saying.

The officials said the yet to be identified woman was arrested at New York-Canada border and was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo. Officials said she was expected to face federal charges.

The letter appeared to have originated in Canada Canada, the Royal Canada Mounted Police said. It was intercepted before it reached the White House at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House.

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Officials in the United States said it tested positive for lethal poison ricin.

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