A woman suspected of sending a letter containing ricin was arrested while trying to enter the United States by land from Ontario.
The FBI confirmed the arrest to the QMI Agency without providing further details. The RCMP refused to confirm anything.
According to the daily “Buffalo News”, she was apprehended at the American border crossing of Peace Bridge which connects Fort Erie in Ontario to Buffalo in the State of New York.
The woman had a gun, according to CNN .
Charges are expected to be laid against her in federal court on Monday.
His nationality was not specified.
The letter poisoned by this very toxic substance which was intended for Donald Trump would have passed through Montreal before being intercepted.
In an image of the letter published by the US network CNN , part of the zip code can be seen in the right corner.
We can distinguish “H4T”, which designates, among other things, the Saint-Laurent sector, in the west of the island of Montreal, where a Canada Post sorting center is located.
Other such packages would also have been sent to addresses in Texas, and they are possibly related to the same person.
A woman has reportedly been identified as a suspect in connection with the shipments.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) had already confirmed Saturday evening that the envelope addressed to the American president had been sent from Canada.
“The RCMP confirms having received a request for assistance from the FBI in connection with a suspicious letter sent to the White House […] According to the first information of the investigation, the letter would come from Canada”, one could read in the declaration sent on Saturday evening.
Ricin, the substance contained in the letter, is the most violent poison in the plant kingdom, 6,000 times more powerful than cyanide. It is a deadly substance if swallowed, inhaled or injected, and for which there is no antidote.