A 53-year-old Canadian woman, Pascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, has been charged with threatening President Donald Trump, for allegedly mailing a letter laced with the poison ricin along with a message that referred to Trump as an “Ugly Tyrant Clown,” and called on him to “remove your application for this election,” according to court documents.
Ferrier allegedly wrote, “I made a special gift for you to make a decision, referring to the potentially lethal powdery substance inside, if it doesn’t work, I’ll find a better recipe for another poison or I might use my gun when I’ll be able to come. Enjoy!”
The Secret Service intercepted the letter Sept. 18, before it reached the White House at an off-site location where incoming mail is screened.
Ferrier, who was arrested Sunday at the U.S.-Canadian border, was carrying a knife and loaded gun tucked in her waistband . When Ferrier was initially detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities, she allegedly referred to “being wanted by the FBI for the ricin letters,” authorities said.
In addition to the letter mailed to the president, federal investigators located six other similar mailings addressed to prison and detention center authorities in Texas, where the suspect had been arrested in March 2019 on a weapons possession charge. Four of the letters allegedly bore fingerprints that matched the suspect, according to court documents.
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