By: Savannah Smith | 10-04-2018 | News
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Utah - Man Arrested for Mailing Ricin to Trump, Pentagon

Authorities in Utah have arrested a suspect in connection with ricin that was sent to President Donald Trump and the Pentagon via U.S. mail.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Report: Man arrested in Logan in connection with ricin mailed to President Trump, the Pentagon <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; FOX 13 News Utah (@fox13) <a href="">October 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Federal prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah paved the way when they authorized the “probable cause” arrest of Logan resident William Clyde Allen, III.

The man arrested is a former U.S. Navy sailor. The arrest was made in Logan on Wednesday morning in the area of 200 West, which is closed between 400 and 500 North as officials investigate.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Suspected ricin detected in mail sent to Trump, Pentagon <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; FOX 13 News Utah (@fox13) <a href="">October 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The arrest was made in relation to an envelope addressed to President Donald Trump and was discovered to contain a substance believed to be ricin, a poison derived from castor beans. Ricin has been used in terror plots. A similar envelope was also mailed to the Pentagon.

A US defense official said two pieces of mail delivered to the Pentagon mail facility on Monday tested positive for ricin.

A Secret Service spokesman also confirmed the receipt of a suspicious envelope addressed to the President on Oct. 1, 2018.

Another source familiar with the investigation said there was messy handwriting on the envelopes. At least one of the letters also contained an index card with writing, “Jack the missile bean” and “Stock powder.” It is not yet clear if those are codes for something.

The mail facility is located in a separate building on the grounds of the Pentagon. Officials ensured that the two pieces of mail that tested positive never entered the Pentagon building.

The FBI is taking over the investigation. The agency stated it took possession of two suspicious envelopes screened at the Pentagon mail facility and they are undergoing more testing.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">FBI investigation in Logan possibly tied to ricin laced envelopes sent to the White House and Pentagon. FBI is giving a statement. Fox 13 News <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Matt McDonald (@MattMcNews) <a href="">October 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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It is not yet clear what the suspect’s motive was.


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Anonymous No. 38719 2018-10-05 : 14:34

Once again the Navy shows that lowering recruitment standards is a quagmire. In all seriousness, all it takes is to spend a couple of hours on a Navy base and the lack of discipline and morale become obvious. Something about hotbunking in a set of racks with the sweet smell of poor digestion that does it. Add the latest gay and lesbos favorites to the mix and we have some unhappy swabbies

Anonymous No. 38779 2018-10-06 : 10:20


He is a Liberal.

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