Possible Ricin-Laced Letter Sent to Obama

The letter is similar to one sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Posted: 05/30/2013 12:53 PM EDT

The Secret Service has intercepted a letter addressed to President Obama suspected to be laced with ricin. Postmarked Shreveport, Louisiana, it is similar to one received by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns that contained ricin and an anti-gun-control message.

The "suspicious letter" was intercepted at the facility used to screen mail sent to the White House and has been turned over to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force for testing and further investigation.

Letters containing the poisonous substance were sent to Obama and three U.S. senators in April.

BET Politics - Your source for the latest news, photos and videos illuminating key issues and personalities in African-American political life, plus commentary from some of our liveliest voices. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

Get ready for the BET Experience, featuring Beyoncé, Snoop DoggR. Kelly, Erykah BaduKendrick Lamar and many more. Go here for more details and info on how to buy tickets. Register now to attend free film screenings, celebrity basketball games and more.

(Photo: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Videos You May Like

From Our Partners

Related Topics