Suspect arrested for "toxic ricin" case sent to Trump

On Sunday, the US authorities announced the arrest of a person in a case related to an envelope containing the toxin ricin, which was sent to President Donald Trump at the White House.

According to media reports, the suspected person was a woman, who was in possession of a pistol, when she was arrested by the authorities.

"I can confirm that the arrest took place at Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York," Aaron Booker, a US Customs and Border Protection official, told France Press, referring to the bridge linking Canada and the state.

And US media announced, on Saturday, that the authorities had intercepted an envelope addressed to Trump containing a substance identified as ricin.

Mail destined for the White House is checked and sorted first at facilities outside Washington.

The substance ricin that is extracted from castor seeds is highly toxic and leads to death minutes after being swallowed, inhaled or injected, because it causes the human body to fail, and there is no known antidote to it.

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