The world is a scary place right now, let’s not be shy about that fact.
Not only are we grappling with a global pandemic for which no vaccine or surefire treatment exists, but also from the economic impact of that disaster. Businesses where people gather have largely been shuttered on account of this virus’ contagious nature, putting millions of Americans out of work.
On top of that, there has been a racial revolution brewing here in the US, as young Americans take to the streets to demand equality and an end to police brutality.
And, of course, we have the 2020 presidential election to deal with – a contest that has already proven to be extremely bitter.
It’s enough to push some of us over the edge.
The FBI is leading an investigation into a letter sent to the White House that was believed to contain the poison ricin. Initial information indicated the letter originated in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.
“The FBI and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility,” the FBI said in a statement. “At this time, there is no known threat to public safety.”
The RCMP, which is working with the FBI on the investigation, said the FBI conducted an analysis on the substance found in the envelope. This report indicated the presence of ricin.
Authorities announced that an arrest had been made, but only a few details have been released; namely, that the suspect was a Canadian woman who was apprehended while attempting to enter the United States. She was carrying a gun at the time of her arrest.
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