Wednesday, May 29, 2013

NY Mayor Bloomberg Sent 'Ricin-Laced' Letters

Police say two anonymous letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have tested positive for traces of the deadly poison ricin.

The threatening letters were opened on Friday in New York at the city's mail facility, and on Sunday in Washington DC at the headquarters of a nonprofit organisation Mr Bloomberg supports, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Both were addressed to Mr Bloomberg and contained threats related to the gun control debate.

Police say preliminary testing indicated the presence of ricin.