See what I mean? The timing of these things is certainly interesting....
Envelope Tests Positive for Ricin at Washington Mail Facility
An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was
intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail
facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell
Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid said he was told the letter was addressed to the office of
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi. A laboratory in Maryland confirmed the
presence of ricin after initial field tests indicated the poison was
present, according to Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance Gainer. However, the FBI said additional testing is needed as field and preliminary tests produce inconsistent results.
"Only a full analysis
performed at an accredited laboratory can determine the presence of a
biological agent such as ricin," according to the bureau. "Those tests
are in the process of being conducted and generally take from 24 to 48
In a statement late
Tuesday, the U.S. Capitol Police said more tests would be conducted at
the Army's biomedical research laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland. More here.
: A ricin-laced letter was also apparently sent to Obama.