(WASHINGTON) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may not have been the only major public official targeted in the most recent incident involving tainted letters sent through the mail.
Authorities intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama at a White House mail-sorting facility that was similar to the ones targeting Bloomberg, according to The New York Times. The letter was turned over to the FBI task force investigating the letters sent to Bloomberg, at least one of which tested positive for ricin.
The letter’s postmark was from Louisiana, like those sent to Bloomberg, and had similar handwriting on the envelope, says the Times. New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters on Thursday that he believes the letter to Obama is identical to the pair sent to Bloomberg.
The previous letters were printed from a computer and were postmarked May 20 from Shreveport, La. In the letters, the author claims, “The right to bear arms is my constitutional God-given right and I will exercise that right ’til the day I die.”
The letter sent to Obama will undergo further testing, but has not yet tested positive for ricin.
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