After a letter containing the lethal poison ricin was intercepted on its way to the White House, a woman has been arrested in connection with the act of terror, as reported by CNN.
The as-of-yet-unnamed woman was arrested trying to enter the United States from Canada, and had a gun on her at the time she was detained. The letter originated from St. Hubert in the province of Quebec, and the woman was arrested trying to cross the border into New York State.
While the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which will be working with the FBI in the subsequent investigation, declined to comment on whether or not there had been an arrest, a spokeswoman for the FBI did confirm the arrest as being related to the attempted ricin attack.
All mail that is addressed to the White House is screened for security purposes at an undisclosed location before being forwarded to the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence. The FBI confirmed in a statement that “at this time, there is no known threat to public safety.” However, CNN is also reporting that the same woman may also be responsible for mailing similar packages to several locations in Texas, prior to the attempted attack on the White House.