Shannon Rogers Richardson, Texas actress, arrested in ricin case

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the rebuilding of the Jersey Shore following Hurricane Sandy, from Asbury Park in New Jersey, May 28, 2013. Credit: Reuters
File photo of President Barack Obama speaking on the rebuilding of the Jersey Shore following Hurricane Sandy, in New Jersey, May 28, 2013. Credit: Reuters

Shannon Richardson has been arrested on suspicion of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the eastern district of Texas said on Friday.

The letters, which were anonymous and sent last month, referenced the debate on gun control. A third letter, also containing ricin was sent to the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group founded by Bloomberg that lobbies for stricter gun laws.



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