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Letter with Ricin Sent to Senator Wicker

Letter with Ricin Sent to Senator Wicker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) says a letter containing ricin or another poision was sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) of Mississippi.

In brief remarks to reporters in the Capitol, Reid did not say when the letter was sent. It’s customary for mail addressed to congressional offices to be screened at an off-site facility.

Sen. Mary Landrieu also confirmed a letter containing poison had been to a sent to a senator. She said lawmakers were informed of the fact at a closed-door briefing about the Boston Marathon bombings.

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