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FBI searches apartment in ricin letter case

May 18, 2013 • National News


During the execution of a search warrant, members of the Joint Federal Haz-Mat Team, FBI, and local law enforcement gather in front of the Osmun Apartments near the intersection of First Avenue and Oak Street in Browne’s Addition on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Spokane, Wash. The search warrant is in connection with ricin-laced letters intercepted at a Post Office facility in Spokane earlier in the week. (AP Photo/TheSpokesman-Review, Colin Mulvany) COEUR D’ALENE PRESS OUT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in hazardous materials suits searched a downtown Spokane apartment Saturday, investigating the recent discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin.

Few details have been released in the case, and no arrests have been made. Federal investigators have been searching for the person who sent the letters, which were postmarked Tuesday in Spokane.

The letters were addressed to the downtown post Login to read more

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