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Police may have a person of interest for ricin letters to Obama, Bloomberg

- The Washington Times - Friday, May 31, 2013

Investigators seeking the identity of the person who sent ricin-tainted letters to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and to President Obama say they now have a person of interest.

Police were captured on video on Thursday searching the area of a home in new Boston, Texas, CBS reported. Sources said the person who lives in that home was interviewed by the FBI in Texarkana, CBS said.

The ricin letter that was mailed to the White House earlier this week was very similar to the two that were mailed to Mr. Bloomberg, suspected of containing ricin, police said, in the CBS report. Police made an arrest in Spokane, Wash., connected to the ricin-tainted letter mailed to Mr. Obama that was intercepted on May 22.

Secret Service officials said the White House letter was similar to the two mailed to Mr. Bloomberg, postmarked from Louisiana, CBS said.

New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the same computer had been used for the two letters to Mr. Bloomberg and the one to the president, and they may have come from the same source, CBS said.

The name of the person of interest is not yet released.

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