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Ricin letter sent to NY mayor

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2013 | 9:58 AM

Preliminary tests on two letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggest they contain the deadly poison ricin.



Police say the writer threatened Mayor Bloomberg, referring to the debate on gun laws.



Reports also say emergency personnel who came into contact with one letter showed minor symptoms of ricin exposure.



It is unclear whether there is any link to other threatening, ricin-laced letters sent to public figures.



A Mississippi man is charged with sending letters to President Barack Obama, a judge and Mississippi senator, and another man has been arrested in Washington state over letters sent to a judge.



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