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Envelope sent to senator said to test positive for ricin

Ricin is a lethal poison found naturally in castor beans.

Gina McCarthy speaks with U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Roger Wicker (R-MS)  Credit: Reuters Gina McCarthy speaks with U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Credit: Reuters

An envelope sent to Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive for ricin, Senator Dick Durbin told reporters after a group of lawmakers were briefed by the FBI.

Ricin is a lethal poison found naturally in castor beans.

A spokeswoman for Wicker referred inquiries to U.S. Capitol Police. A spokesman for Capitol Police could not immediately be reached for comment.

 
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