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The FBI says investigators have located a fifth letter sent from Spokane in connection with a ricin investigation. Workers at a Spokane post office discovered the letter Saturday after it was returned as undeliverable, FBI Senior Agent Frank Harrill said. It had been addressed to the Central Intelligence Agency.
The FBI says investigators have located a fifth letter sent from Spokane in connection with a ricin investigation.
The deadly poison ricin was present in a letter sent from Spokane to Fairchild Air Force Base earlier this month, the FBI confirmed today.
The FBI today said that a total of five threatening letters, three of which tested positive for the poison ricin, were mailed from Spokane earlier this month.
A 38-year-old janitor was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in connection with mailing two ricin-laced letters in Spokane. Matthew R. Buquet is accused on one count of mailing threatening communication to U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle.
Federal agents searched a Spokane apartment Saturday morning in connection with ricin-laced letters intercepted last week at a Spokane post office processing facility. Neighbors woke up to the sound of doors slamming as Spokane police officers blocked off streets in Browne’s Addition. Federal agents wearing gas masks stormed the second floor of the Osmun Apartments along First Avenue near Oak Street about 7 a.m.
Two ricin-laced letters were seized this week at a postal facility in Spokane - one addressed to a federal judge and another to the Spokane post office, the American Postal Workers Union said.