NBC's Pete Williams reports letter addressed to Sen Wicker tested positive for Ricin at off-site mail facility, being sent to lab—
Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) April 16, 2013
Several news sources are confirming that a suspicious letter addressed to Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker and intercepted has tested positive for the biotoxin ricin.
CNN had learned: early tests on envelope to senator show positive test for ricin poison. Further testing being done now—
Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) April 16, 2013
Senators were told it tested positive for RICIN – so don't tell me to calm down. RICIN IS NO JOKE—
RachelWells (@GenRachel) April 16, 2013
Some are noting that positive test results for ricin have proved to be false alarms more than once.
This news reminds me eerily of 9/11, then anthrax. Boston, then ricin letter. hmn.—
ProfB (@AntheaButler) April 16, 2013
The news has just broken, so before anyone jumps to conclusions … sorry, too late.
IF ricin letter is connected w/ Boston, it echoes Minnesota Patriots Council plotting of early 90s and 2011 Georgia plot. Both anti-tax/fed—
Jarret Brachman (@Jarret_Brachman) April 16, 2013
The right wing paranoia about losing their assault guns is being played out in Boston and now these Ricin attacks on Capitol Hill.—
Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) April 16, 2013
This whole drama from Boston to Ricin is all about intimidation, retaliation, anger, hatred & pointing more to conservative groups—
GCCommExec (@GCExecCoach) April 16, 2013