Suspicious letter addressed to Obama
April 17th, 2013
11:13 AM ET
5 years ago

Suspicious letter addressed to Obama

(CNN) - White House mail handlers identified a "suspicious substance" - possibly the poison ricin - in a letter sent to President Barack Obama the same day a similar letter was found in a Senate mailroom, the Secret Service said Wednesday.

Both letters arrived Tuesday at off-site postal facilities set up after the 2001 anthrax attacks and have been sent to laboratories for additional tests, authorities said.


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  1. Carl Lucas

    Enemies, American politicians Has Enemies from within and Without, that puts Ordinary Americans in Harm's Way!

    April 17, 2013 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  2. Wake up People!

    As sad as this is, and it's very sad, I'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner. SS, you might want to start right here on this very news site that has become a platform for anyone anti President Obama. The hatred spewed here daily by the RWNJ's could curl your hair.

    Be safe Mr. President and God bless you and keep you.

    April 17, 2013 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  3. Palin Power

    This is a clear sign that Sarah Palin is going to be our next President in 2017. She will save America for she is our savior. Nobody would even dare mail a letter laced with suspicious substances to her because she has the power of God.

    April 17, 2013 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  4. much thunder..little rain

    evil runs deep...america needs to become hard to these types of extreme groups..

    April 17, 2013 11:29 am at 11:29 am |

    OBAMA must be very careful for insiders and outsiders of the whitehouse.He should trust no one but only GOD and rely on him.GOD will protect him from the America enemies.

    April 17, 2013 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    When this perpetrator is caught, they need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    April 17, 2013 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Protect our wonderful President Lord.
    Walk beside him, in front of him and behind him.
    Keep him from those that would do him harm, lift him victorious over his foes.
    Guide his steps and measure his words so that he may continue to lead us and our nation with courage,wisdom and compassion.
    Every day this I pray.

    April 17, 2013 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  8. Fair is Fair

    Whoever the knucklehead that pulled this idiocy is, my hope is that he spend a great deal of time in a 6 X 8 with a very tiny window. And there's no doubt the clown WILL be caught.

    April 17, 2013 11:41 am at 11:41 am |

    This is what happens when you vote for a loser for President, bad things happen.

    April 17, 2013 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  10. NameWellingtone Mbewe.

    Thats security at its best.

    April 17, 2013 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  11. PJ

    @Dominican mama 4 Obama:

    April 17, 2013 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  12. ST

    Is this really coincidence that since Monday each day which goes by there is something to put people at worries? What is going on in peoples heads? Have they lost their mind?

    April 17, 2013 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  13. Guest

    Reportedly the suspicious letter contained a budget that actually balanced...secret service was called in immediately for further investigation......all democratic politicians are vehemently offended and refused to be shackled to a common sense plan ahead with one even suggesting "we will not be dictated to by effective policies"

    April 17, 2013 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "This is what happens when you vote for a loser for President, bad things happen."


    and if you know what that means, you know why I couldn't spell it out...jackhole

    April 17, 2013 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |