Barack Obama Sent ‘Ricin’ Letter Similar to Bloomberg’s

Published:12:09 pm EDT, May 30, 2013| Updated:4:22 pm EDT, May 30, 2013|
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A letter addressed to President Obama was intercepted today and was suspected of being poisoned with Ricin.

Terrorism

NBC New York reports the text in the mail was identical to those poisoned letters sent to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Washington, D.C., gun control advocacy group Mayors Against Guns.

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Just after 1:00 P.M. on Thursday NBC confirmed that the letter sent to President Obama as well as the letters sent to Mayor Bloomberg tested positive for Ricin.

Earlier today NBC, confirmed recent tests on the letter received by Mayor Bloomberg tested positive for Ricin.

The letters reportedly contained vicious anti-gun control rhetoric and made death threats. The letters were addressed from a location in Shreveport, Louisiana. Both NBC and CNN quote the three letters as saying:

You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns. Anyone wants to come to my house will get shot in the face. The right to bear arms is my constitutional God given right and I will exercise that right till the day I die.

This comes in the wake of a similar story from March when President Obama and other politicians were sent letters covered with the deadly Ricin. Ricin became a household word after its reoccurring appearance in the popular television show Breaking Bad.

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