A woman suspected of trying to poison President Trump has reportedly been arrested.
H/T: The Washington Times
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.
The woman was carrying a gun and arrested by US authorities, according to the law enforcement official.
US prosecutors in Washington, DC, are expected to bring charges against her.
CNN previously reported that law enforcement had intercepted a ricin package sent to Trump last week, according to two law enforcement officials, and that investigators were looking into the possibility that it came from Canada.
A person familiar with the investigation told CNN's Josh Campbell the letter was mailed from St. Hubert, Quebec, and contained a granular substance with similar physical characteristics to ground castor beans.
A woman suspected of sending a letter containing the poison ricin to President Trump has been arrested while trying to enter the US from Canada at a border crossing in New York state, a US law enforcement official says. https://t.co/0XN8Lkf7PT— CNN (@CNN) September 21, 2020
DEVELOPING: A woman who allegedly tried sending ricin to @realDonaldTrump at the White House, is expected to be arraigned in Federal court today.— Gabrielle Mediak (@GabrielleMediak) September 21, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested her at the Peace Bridge.
Here’s what we know: https://t.co/mDOCmZw1jH pic.twitter.com/CbYZKAUAYx
A suspect who allegedly sent a letter containing the deadly poison ricin to the White House has been detained trying to enter the U.S. from Canada, a federal law enforcement official says. https://t.co/ZQguaxl4bj— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 21, 2020
"A Canadian national suspected of having mailed an envelope containing ricin to the White House was arrested on Sunday while trying to enter the United States from Canada... https://t.co/AKSjyzZFYz #cdnpoli— Norman Spector (@nspector4) September 21, 2020