Fox News: Packages Sent to Pentagon that Tested Positive for Ricin Suspected to Have Been Mailed by a Former Sailor
TOMLINSON: “Bill, U.S. officials tell me based on the return address of one of the envelopes, authorities suspect a former U.S. Navy sailor is responsible. Investigators believe that packages sent to the White House, the Pentagon and Senator Cruz’s Houston office Monday were all part of a coordinated effort. Now the Pentagon acted based on a tip from the White House, U.S. officials tell Fox News. Thankfully none of the packages entered the White House or the Pentagon. The Centers for Disease Control says it would take a significant amount of Ricin to kill somebody. Initially the packages have tested positive for Ricin but they are currently with the FBI for further testing. The photos you see here, Bill, are actually what the employees in the mail room wear every day. the mail room is off site, not on the Pentagon complex. One of the packages here was addressed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the other the Navy’s top officer Admiral John Richardson. As I mentioned the Ricin letters never entered the Pentagon or the White House and thankfully nobody was hurt, Bill."