April 17, 2013
The suspicious letter addressed to president Obama has been held in a testing facility by the Secret Service. The letter might contain a “suspicious substance” according to reports.
The letter was originally discovered at a facility away from the White House.
The FBI maintains there is no indication that this incident is connected to the Patriot’s Day Bombing that took place at the Boston Marathon this week.
According to US News NBC, “Authorities cleared the atrium of a Senate office building Wednesday and were investigating a suspicious package there. Capitol police were also investigating a suspicious package at the office of Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. Shelby’s staff had not been evacuated.
The Wicker letter was postmarked Memphis, Tenn., and had no return address. The FBI confirmed the preliminary positive test on it Tuesday. That letter was intercepted at a postal facility in Maryland that screens mail sent to Congress, and never reached Wicker’s office.
Other senators were made aware of the Wicker letter during a briefing Tuesday evening on the bombing in Boston. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said that the person who sent Wicker the letter writes often to elected officials.”
All mail to the senate has been put on hold.
A press conference is scheduled for later today.
We will have more as this situation develops.
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