The Canadian woman who was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of sending a letter the deadly poison ricin to US President Donald Trump was officially charged with threats on Tuesday. The woman remains in prison for the time being.
In the letter addressed to the US president, the woman threatened to poison or shoot Trump again if the first letter did not poison him.
The Canadian called the poison “a special gift” for Trump. She also nicknamed him “ugly tyrant clown” in the letter. The suspect says he believes the president is destroying the United States.
The letter was intercepted Friday at a White House mail sorting center. An analysis in a laboratory showed that the toxic substance ricin was in the envelope.
On Sunday, the Canadian was arrested as she tried to cross the Canadian-American border. She allegedly stated to customs officials that she was wanted by the FBI in connection with sending letters containing the deadly poison.
The woman also sent six letters to employees of Texas detention centers and prisons where she had been held in 2019, court papers show. The woman has not yet been charged with sending those letters.