Woman suspected of sending letter with ricin to Trump arrested at NY-Canada border: reports

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Authorities reportedly arrested a woman suspected of sending a letter that contained the poison ricin to President Donald Trump.

The woman was arrested while trying to enter the U.S. from Canada at a New York state border crossing, a U.S. law enforcement official told CNN on Sunday.

The official said the woman had a gun on her during the arrest.

The woman, who hasn't been identified, was expected to be charged by U.S. prosecutors, according to CNN.

Sources told the Associated Press that the woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges.

Officials said Saturday that authorities had intercepted a letter sent to the White House that contained the poison ricin.

The package, which was addressed to Trump, was sent earlier this week but was intercepted after being screened at an offsite facility, two law enforcement officials told CNN.

Tests done on the letter reportedly revealed the presence of ricin, which is highly toxic and deadly.

An official briefed on the investigation told the New York Times that the package was an envelope and that investigators believed it was sent from Canada. They were working to figure out if other packages were sent through the postal system.

An FBI spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal that authorities are investigating a “suspicious letter” and that “At this time, there is no known threat to public safety.”