The US Secret Service announced today that it intercepted a "suspicious envelope" addressed to US President Donald Trump, and is investigating it, shortly after the Pentagon reported that it had detected in its vicinity another package containing a poison.
The Secret Service, which is the body in charge of guaranteeing the security of the US president and his family, said in a statement that on Monday, October 1, he detected "a suspicious envelope addressed to the president."
"The envelope was not received in the White House, nor never entered the White House," the agency said.
"We can confirm that we are working together with our partners in the security agencies to thoroughly investigate this matter, and that all threats addressed to the president or any person protected by the Secret Service are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly," the note adds. .
The Secret Service did not give details about the possible content of the envelope or its origin, but the information arrives the same day the Pentagon revealed that it had found a suspicious package sent to the Pentagon that, according to preliminary analyzes, contained ricin poison.
That package did not enter at any time in the headquarters of the Defense portfolio but was located on Monday in one of its surrounding buildings by agents of the Pentagon's security forces, said a spokesman for the Department, Colonel Robert Manning, it's a statement.
"All mail received yesterday at the Pentagon control building is under observation, the facility is in quarantine and Pentagon personnel are not considered to be in danger," Manning said.
The package was turned over to the FBI for additional analysis.
The castor beans contain the toxic protein known as ricin, which is highly poisonous and was used in the past by the terrorist group Al Qaeda with the aim of carrying out biological attacks.