Secret Service: Suspicious letter mailed to President Obama
Updated: Wednesday, April 17 2013, 01:16 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - Law enforcement officials say a second suspicious letter that has been received in Washington was actually directed to the White House, not the Senate.
The FBI says a preliminary test indicates poisonous ricin was in the letter sent to President Obama.
Michigan Sen. Carl Levin says his Saginaw regional office received suspicious letter too.
Two officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the letter to the president was being treated in the same manner as a separate one sent to Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker and was undergoing field tests.
The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
The U.S. Secret Service said it intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a "suspicious substance."
The letter to Wicker, a Republican, was intercepted at a Senate mail facility just outside Washington and has tested positive for ricin. Sen. Claire McCaskill has said authorities have a suspect in mind in that case, though no one has been charged.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Secret Service says it has intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a "suspicious substance."
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the letter was intercepted at a facility away from the White House. He says the letter was received Tuesday.
The letter comes a day after lawmakers said a letter was mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin. Another senator said police have a suspect in mind.
Tensions have been high in Washington and across the country since the deadly bombings on Monday at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 170.