Authorities find apparent deadly poison in package mailed to White House

Authorities in the U.S. are investigating a package believed to be addressed to Donald Trump and containing ricin, a dangerous poison.

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The package was intercepted before it reached the White House and the substance inside was tested, according to reports.

Authorities say it is believed to have been sent from a location in Canada.

Mary-Liz Power, chief spokeswoman for Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair, said in a statement, “We are aware of the concerning reports of packages containing ricin directed toward US federal government sites,” said a spokesperson for Canadian Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair. “Canadian law enforcement is working closely with their US counterparts. As this is an active investigation we cannot comment further.”

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