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Secret Service: Possible ricin letter sent to White House

A letter sent to the White House that was similar to the ricin-containing missives sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun group has been turned over the FBI for testing and investigation, the Secret Service confirmed Thursday.

“US Secret Service can confirm that the White House mail screening facility intercepted a letter addressed to the White House that was similar to letters previously addressed to Mayor Bloomberg in New York,” Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary emailed The Daily Caller in a statement.

“This letter has been turned over to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force for testing and investigation,” Leary added.

According to NBC New York, law enforcement sources said that the text of the letter was the same as the ones sent to Bloomberg and his anti-gun organization, reading “what’s in this letter is nothing compared to what I’ve got planned for you.”

TheDC has reported that a law enforcement source revealed that the FBI believes “multiple high-profile targets” who support gun-control have been targeted.

The postal workers union has said the letters sent to Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns group were postmarked Shreveport, La., according to The Associated Press.

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