Threatening letter to Bloomberg tests positive for ricin
May 29th, 2013
06:17 PM ET
11 months ago

Threatening letter to Bloomberg tests positive for ricin

Updated Wednesday 5/29 6:18 p.m. ET

(CNN) – Preliminary tests indicate ricin was found in letters sent this past weekend to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, New York deputy police commissioner Paul Browne said Wednesday.

Browne said the letter to Bloomberg contained a threat to the mayor and referenced the debate on gun laws.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    NRA thugs do this–they do not care darn hoot 30 kids killed in Sanyo hook elementary. Pass gun-ban laws.

    May 29, 2013 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  2. nadsgf

    you know we all want to know what the letter said....

    May 29, 2013 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  3. smith

    sounds fishy...why would a pro-gun person do something that would give the anti-gun side more power and leverage

    May 29, 2013 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  4. ge

    law bidding nra gun nuts at work

    May 29, 2013 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  5. Randy, San Francisco

    The NRA should denounce this act of terrorism...or are we expecting too much?

    May 29, 2013 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    So.......how is it, people obtain ricin so easily?

    May 29, 2013 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  7. Necronn99

    I know this guys is a fool and dork but no one sould be threaten this way or anyway with harm

    May 29, 2013 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    Some gun nut from WV or NC.

    May 29, 2013 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  9. PJ

    And you think those who run the NRA are not dangerous? LaPierre & Co. has worked the most radical into a
    frenzy with their words. Time for the real hunters to kick these guys to the curb and start over.
    Just sayin.

    May 29, 2013 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  10. S.B. Stein

    I wonder (and hope) it can be traced back to who sent it. This is an evil act. It shows that who sent it can't be rational and accept other views. That isn't acceptable in a rational democratic country like ours.

    May 29, 2013 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  11. Jose79845

    I wonder if this is the new norm for what happens to politicians when they try to violate the Constitution.

    May 29, 2013 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    Leave it to those family value bible thumping my way or the highway guns don't kill fools to turn something simple as gun safety into a terrorism threat. Same as with double bombs at abortion clinics or federal buildings.

    May 30, 2013 06:41 am at 6:41 am |