BREAKING: President Target Of ‘Suspicious’ Package; Positive Test For Ricin


Several mainstream media outlets are reporting that the FBI and Secret Service have intercepted a suspicious package, or envelope, intended for President Barack Obama.

MSNBC is reporting that the package has initially tested positive for ricin, an organically derived protein that can be fatal if inhaled, even in miniscule quantities.

The parcel was intercepted at an off-site screening facility for mail addressed to the White House. Investigators believe they know the source of the mailing, but haven’t made any arrests.

Reports of parcels targeting Obama, as well as U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), are mounting since Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. The FBI, which has taken over that investigation as well, currently isn’t linking the bombing with the targeting of Washington politicians.

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  • TIME

    More spin from the meass media. All Mail to the WH never even gets near the POTUS, nor he it.
    Peace and Love, Shalom,

    • Doc Sarvis

      Of course mail does not get close to modern Presidents until they are screened. That the parcel is addressed to the President means that the President is the target. Not sure where you get “spin” from that.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        “Whoever” sent the package/letter had to be extremely stupid as all mail goes through security check or this is all a sham.

  • Michael Collier

    just more propaganda from this liberal government to take away more of our freedoms, watch for a huge crackdown on conservatives

    • Dave

      So in 2002 when the Anthrax scare was on… that was the conservative Gov taking way more of our freedoms…The Patriot Act was theirs…

  • Justin M.

    Remind anyone of the anthrax right after 9/11? Too many patterns. I don’t want to go full tinfoil, but it’s hard to ignore.

  • David

    He more than likely sent it to himself, he doesn’t like something else other than himself in the news.

    • Jeff

      Somebody has to make the dumbest comment of the day. Why NOT you?