A woman, who allegedly tried killing President Donald Trump by sending a letter with ricin earlier last week, was arrested.
She was caught and taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo, allegedly trying to enter the U.S. from Canada. She was also carrying a gun at the time of the arrest. The unnamed woman will be facing federal charges for sending a package with a deadly substance, which officials intercepted on Saturday, as reported by CNN.
Last week, officials blocked a suspicious mail addressed to the president and the White House that was received at a U.S. government facility. Investigators were looking into the idea that it came from Canada, which was later on confirmed to CNN by an authority who is familiar with the investigation, and was mailed from Hubert, Quebec.
All packages addressed to the White House are strictly screened at an off-site location.
Authorities are also investigating additional similar packages sent to law enforcement offices in Texas if they were from the same woman, who tried to mimic an old familiar plot. In 2018, a U.S. Navy veteran was arrested for sending letters to the White House, containing castor beans, from which ricin is derived.
Former president Barack Obama was also a victim to this kind of “murder scheme” when a Mississippi man was arrested and convicted with 25 years imprisonment for sending letters dusted with ricin.
The Canadian law enforcement is reportedly working closely with its US counterparts, and announced that further information will de disclosed after the investigation.
The White House hasn’t released any statement yet until this moment, but the netizens were quick to respond to the news.
One Twitter user asked the whereabouts of Elizabeth May and Kim Campbell. Many might recall that the former Canadian PM Kim Campbell, who is also a frequent critic of the president, was grilled last year when she tweeted she hoped Hurricane Dorian – a massive storm heading to Florida, would hit Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. Later on, she apologized.
Elizabeth May is also a Canadian CP Green Party parliamentary leader, who often blasts Trump on Twitter.
The US has announced they arrested a Canadian woman who sent Trump an envelope filled with Ricin as she tried to enter the US with a gun. Can anyone verify the whereabouts of Elizabeth May and Kim Campbell? #Ricin #Trump #CanadianNutbars #uspoli #cdnpoli
— T Lee Humphrey (@tleehumphrey) September 20, 2020
Although some reports say the FBI confirmed the woman is an American, contrary to earlier reports that she is a Canadian, another two netizens tweeted about the news, mentioning the former prime minister.
Dear exPM Kim Campbell,
You got kicked off Twitter, a Trunp hater, so I’m hoping you can somehow answer this question:
Did you send Donald Trump a parcel from Canada?
— Carol Husband (@CarolHusband) September 20, 2020
Does anyone know the whereabouts of Kim Campbell?
Not saying it’s Kim Campbell of course. Don’t put words in my mouth. https://t.co/cfdD5YRKtd
— Katewerk (@katewerk) September 20, 2020