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.
Statement from Senator Collins and her husband, Tom Daffron, on threatening letter received at their Bangor residence: pic.twitter.com/xBLErGSRwX
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) October 16, 2018
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.