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Letter Sent to the White House Contains Cyanide

March 18, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Letter Sent to the White House Contains Cyanide

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The Secret Service is confirming that an envelope sent to The White House on Monday, contained the poison, cyanide.

Secret Service spokesman, Brian Leary said in a statement “On Monday March 16th, 2015, White House Mail Screening Facility received a suspicious envelope. The Initial Biological testing was negative; However, on March 17th further chemical testing returned a presumptive positive for cyanide.”

“The sample was sent for testing to another facility to confirm the results,” said Leary. He says due to an “ongoing investigation, the Secret Service will not release any further details.”

According to a law enforcement official, There were no exposures to any employees in the mail sorting facility who may have handled the letter.

The Intercept received an internal law enforcement report alerting staff members to the incident.

The warning read, “An envelope containing an unknown milky substance, in a container wrapped in a plastic bag, received at the White House Mail Screening Facility, which tested positive for cyanide,” the alert read.

The report identified the man, who’s return address listed on the envelope, as a person who Secret Service has had a history with, including sent a package smothered in urine and feces.

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