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April 17th, 2013
08:19 PM ET

Rep. McCaul: Ricin arrest has no relation to Boston bombings

Erin Burnett talks to Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX)about an arrest made in the Washington ricin case.

Ricin deadly but clumsy weapon

Officials: Arrest made in ricin scare

An arrest has been made in connection with letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker that authorities are testing to determine if they contain ricin, two federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

The person was arrested in the Tupelo, Mississippi, area, one of the officials said.

Discovered Tuesday, the letters were addressed to Wicker, a Mississippi Republican, and to Obama.

The letters were stopped at a government mail-screening facility after initial tests indicated the presence of ricin.

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