Police Investigate Letter Containing Ricin Threat Sent To Collins’ Home

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21:  U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to members of the media after a vote to fund the government December 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. The Senate has pass a continuing resolution to temporary fund the government through January 19, 2018.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to members of the media after a vote to fund the government December 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. The Senate has passed a continuing ... WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to members of the media after a vote to fund the government December 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. The Senate has passed a continuing resolution to temporarily fund the government through January 19, 2018. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Police are investigating a letter sent to the Maine home of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), which threatened to contain the highly toxic chemical ricin, according to a Tuesday CBS News report.

The letter was reportedly received by Collins’ husband, since she was in Washington, D.C. Their home has been tested and declared safe.

Collins released a statement after the possible attack.

Two weeks ago, packages were identified at the Pentagon suspected to contain ricin. They were addressed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the Navy’s top officer, Adm. John Richardson.

 

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