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UPDATED: Secret Service intercepts suspicious letter to President Obama

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UPDATE:
The FBI says the letter mailed to President Obama has tested positive for ricin. It also appears the letter is related to the one sent to Senator Wicker. Both letters are postmarked April 8 and were mailed out of Memphis, Tennessee.

Each letter says, "To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance." They are also signed, "I am KC and I approve this message."

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PREVIOUSLY:
A letter addressed to President Barack Obama containing a "suspicious substance" has been intercepted by the U.S. Secret Service.

According to the agency's spokesman, Ed Donovan, the letter was intercepted at a building away from the White House on Tuesday.

Earlier this week, a letter containing ricin was sent to Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker. It was intercepted at a Senate mail facility outside Washington. Police are said to have a suspect in mind in that case.

 

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