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  • What WAS he planning? Director of research at biotech firm, 37, is charged after 'buying 800 castor bean seeds to extract the deadly toxin ricin'

    03/17/2021 12:27:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17 2021 | EMILY CRANE
    The director of research at a Massachusetts biotech firm has been accused searching online for deadly poisons and purchasing 800 castor bean seeds so he could extract the toxin ricin from them, federal prosecutors say. Dr. Ishtiaq Ali Saaem, 37, was charged on Tuesday with obstruction of justice after he allegedly lied to FBI agents when they were investigating why he was trying to acquire the deadly toxin. Authorities say Saaem had ordered 100 packets of castor beans, which each contained eight seeds, online.
  • Woman accused of sending Trump ricin charged in Texas

    12/16/2020 7:56:15 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 15, 2020 | no byline
    ...A grand jury in Brownsville, Texas, on Monday handed up sixteen counts against Pascale Ferrier, court records show. The 53-year-old resident of the Montreal area is in federal custody in Washington, D.C. on similar charges, prosecutors said Tuesday. ...In September, Ferrier pleaded not guilty to making threats against President Donald Trump by mailing a package containing ricin to the White House after she was arrested at the U.S.-Canada border. A federal judge in New York denied her release on bail. Ferrier is also alleged to have sent ricin to six detention centers and law enforcement agencies in the Rio Grande...
  • Woman accused of mailing ricin to Trump identified as Pascale Ferrier

    09/22/2020 6:25:51 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 22, 2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The Canadian woman accused of sending a letter containing ricin to President Trump has been identified as Pascale Ferrier of Quebec, authorities said. Ferrier was taken into custody Sunday by US Customs and Border Protection agents at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo, New York, where she is expected to appear in federal court to face charges... Ferrier had been living in the US last year and was arrested in Mission, Texas, in March 2019 for using a fake driver’s license, according to court records cited by the news outlet. She pleaded not guilty and spent 20 days in...
  • Who is Pascale Ferrier, the woman accused of sending ricin to Trump?

    09/22/2020 11:09:17 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 22 2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    The Canadian woman charged with sending a ricin-laced letter to President Trump apparently tweeted a hashtag supportive of killing the commander-in-chief less than two weeks ago. Pascale Ferrier, of Quebec, was arrested Sunday at the border crossing between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York, after allegedly mailing a letter addressed to Trump containing the highly toxic substance, according to CBC News. She was carrying a gun at the time of her arrest at the Peace Bridge crossing, CNN said.
  • Woman accused of mailing ricin to Trump identified as Pascale Ferrier

    09/22/2020 8:43:50 AM PDT · by DFG · 103 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/22/2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The Canadian woman accused of sending a letter containing ricin to President Trump has been identified as Pascale Ferrier of Quebec, authorities said. Ferrier was taken into custody Sunday by US Customs and Border Protection agents at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo, New York, where she is expected to appear in federal court to face charges. She was supposed to appear in court Monday, but her appearance was delayed until Tuesday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the US Attorney’s Office, according to the CBC.
  • Woman who addressed ricin letter to White House sent similar envelopes to law enforcement in Texas: Officials

    09/21/2020 2:14:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    KTLA ^ | 09/21/2020
    A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border and is also suspected of sending similar poisoned envelopes to law enforcement agencies in Texas, officials said Monday. The letter had been intercepted earlier this week before it reached the White House. The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. Her name was not immediately released,...
  • Woman suspected of sending poisoned letter to Trump arrested

    09/20/2020 9:09:39 PM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 20, 2020 | Evan Perez
    A woman suspected of sending a letter containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump was arrested as she tried to enter the US from Canada at a border crossing in New York state, a US law enforcement official said. The woman was carrying a gun and arrested by US authorities, according to the law enforcement official.
  • Authorities arrest woman suspected of sending Trump letter containing poison (Ricin)

    09/20/2020 9:06:46 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 20 2020 | John Bowden
    U.S. officials have reportedly arrested a woman suspected of sending a letter containing the poisonous substance ricin to the White House, addressed to President Trump, according to a U.S. law enforcement official. The official told CNN that the unnamed woman, who was carrying a firearm at the time of her arrest, was detained by authorities at a U.S.-Canada border while attempting to enter the U.S. FBI officials did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill. The agency said a day earlier that it did not believe a threat to public safety was ongoing. Secret Service officials also...
  • AP: Suspect Accused of Sending Ricin Poison to White House Arrested at Canada Border

    09/20/2020 7:09:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/20/2020 | NATE CHURCH
    Law enforcement officials reportedly informed the Associated Press on Sunday of an arrest related to the ricin poison sent to the White House. An as-yet-unidentified woman was arrested at the Canada border on Sunday, three law enforcement officials told the Associated Press. The woman is suspected to be the sender of a letter intercepted on its way to the White House containing the deadly poison, ricin. The letter was addressed to President Donald Trump. The woman was reportedly arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo. The letter itself is believed to...
  • Breaking: Suspect in Custody for Sending Ricin Poison to President Trump

    09/20/2020 7:07:35 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 2020 | Jim Hoft
    A female suspect was arrested by Customs and Border Patrol Agents trying to enter the United States from Canada. The New York Times reported on Saturday that authorities were seeking an unidentified Canadian woman suspect.
  • Suspect in White House Ricin Incident Arrested at Peace Bridge in Buffalo

    09/20/2020 5:51:33 PM PDT · by Golden Eagle · 40 replies
    WGRZ ^ | Sept 20, 2020 | Dave McKinley
    A spokesperson for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has confirmed to WGRZ-TV that a woman suspected of sending a letter containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump was arrested at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo. CNN, which had first reported the story of the arrest, had only reported that the woman was arrested as she tried to enter the US from Canada at "a border crossing in New York State". CBP Buffalo Field Office Public Affairs Liaison Aaron Bowker declined to say when the arrest occurred. CNN cited a US law enforcement official as saying the woman was...
  • Woman suspected in trying to poison Trump arrested with gun

    09/20/2020 4:29:28 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2020 | Victor Morton
    A woman suspected of trying to poison President Trump has reportedly been arrested. CNN reported Sunday evening, citing “a U.S. law enforcement official,” said that the unnamed woman was taken when she tried to cross from Canada into the U.S. A package containing the poison ricin was sent to Mr. Trump earlier this week but intercepted by law enforcement. The woman was carrying a gun when arrested, CNN reported. Charges are expected to be filed by U.S. prosecutors in Washington, although the short investigation has been a joint U.S.-Canadian enterprise.
  • Reports: Package sent to Trump contained deadly ricin poison

    09/19/2020 11:06:15 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 37 replies
    americanmilitarynews.com ^ | September 19, 2020 | Ryan Morgan
    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates as more information becomes available. A package containing the deadly poison ricin addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement sometime this week, before it was delivered to the president, two law enforcement officials told CNN on Saturday. Two law enforcement officials also told CNBC about the ricin package that was addressed to Trump. According to CNN, two tests were performed on the package, to confirm the presence of the deadly ricin poison, and the FBI, U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are investigating the...
  • Law enforcement intercepts package of ricin mailed to Trump: report

    09/19/2020 12:46:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies
    nypost.com ^ | September 19, 2020 | Laura Italiano
    The FBI and Secret Service are investigating a package containing the highly-toxic poison ricin that was mailed to President Trump last week, CNN is reporting. The package was intercepted by law enforcement, the report said. Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin in the package, law enforcement sources told the network.
  • Package addressed to the White House containing ricin intercepted by law enforcement

    09/19/2020 11:30:09 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 22 replies
    BREAKING: Package addressed to the White House containing ricin intercepted by law enforcement. The package was addressed to President Trump. - CNN
  • FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons (deported from Saudi Arabia to US)

    05/27/2020 3:52:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Curt Anderson
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint charges Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a potential 20-year prison term. **SNIP** According to the affidavit, Al-Azhari scouted a number of targets in the Tampa Bay region, including beaches, parks and even the Tampa FBI field...
  • New York Woman Vomited Blood After Drink At Dominican Republic Resort Where 3 Americans Died

    06/10/2019 11:52:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 107 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | June 8, 2019 at 11:50 pm | Staff
    'I Believe These People Were Poisoned. I Would've Been Poisoned Had I Not Held It In My Mouth... It Took Effect Really Fast.' NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn woman is claiming she vomited blood after drinking a beverage from her hotel room’s mini bar in the Dominican Republic. She says it was at the same resort where three American tourists died last month, reports CBS2’s Reena Roy. Awilda Montes believes her 7UP bottle was actually filled with bleach when she was on vacation. She initially thought it might’ve been some kind of accident or mix up, but now with...
  • FBI: 'Potential presence of ricin' found in Minneapolis apartment

    05/08/2019 6:33:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    KARE11 ^ | May 8, 2019 | KARE Staff
    The FBI says test results "indicated the presumptive potential presence of ricin" in substance found in a Minneapolis apartment. On Tuesday, a person was hospitalized after "unconfirmed reports of ricin" at the Dinkytown apartment building, according to the Minneapolis Fire Department. Minneapolis Fire says crews were called to 515 14th Avenue SE Tuesday afternoon on a report of a hazardous substance. Crews evacuated the apartment building and isolated the affected area, according to Minneapolis Fire's Twitter account. The fire department tells KARE 11 that one resident was transported to the hospital. "Central to the ongoing FBI investigation is how the...
  • Number of Ricin vs bomber media stories

    10/26/2018 7:49:18 PM PDT · by Luigi Vasellini · 19 replies
    10/26/18 | Luigi
    Does anyone know the number of stories that the MSM had of the ricin guy vs the bomber.
  • Utah man indicted over mailed ricin threats to Trump, officials

    10/26/2018 12:26:54 PM PDT · by IVAXMAN · 32 replies
    MSN ^ | October 26, 2018 | MSN
    A former US soldier has been indicted on seven counts for mailing letters to Donald Trump and senior US officials containing material related to the deadly poison ricin. Utah resident William Clyde Allen, 39, "knowingly threatened to use a biological agent and toxin, specifically ricin, as a weapon," according to a statement from the Justice Department and the US Attorney's Office in the western state. In addition to Trump, Allen's targets included Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, along with the FBI and CIA directors and commanders of the Air Force and Navy. Allen was arrested on October 5 shortly after the...