On the heels of the bombings in Boston, we get the news that now two poison letters have been sent to Washington. The story is continuing to develop and we will bring you details as we get them.
The first letter which tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was sent to Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi. The next letter we've learned about today was addressed to Barack Obama and it also tested positive for the deadly poison. Both letters never made it to Washington, as they were thankfully intercepted at an off-site mail facility. The letters were allegedly sent by someone who was a frequent letter writer to lawmakers, and they were sent from Memphis, Tennessee with no return address. Officials have identified a person of interest.
It's too soon to tell whether or not these letters have any connection to the Boston bombings. As NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani pointed out last night, you investigate by not excluding coincidences. While the two may not turn out to be connected at all, you investigate as such.