Ricin detected in 2 pieces of mail sent to Pentagon

Packages suspected of containing ricin found at Pentagon mail center

- The FBI has seized two envelopes delivered to the Pentagon that are suspected of containing ricin, according to Fox News.

Two pieces of mail intended for top Pentagon officials have tested positive for ricin and are being further analyzed by law enforcement.

Ricin is a naturally occurring toxic compound and can be made from castor beans, which can then be turned into powder, according to CNN.

Meanwhile, all U.S. Postal Service mail received at the Pentagon facility Monday is under quarantine, the Department of Defense said in a statement.

A Pentagon spokesperson, Col. Rob Manning, said the mail delivery facility is on the Pentagon grounds but not in the main building that houses the offices of the defence secretary.

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An official said one of the envelops was mailed from inside the United States; it's not clear where the other one came from. The envelopes did not enter the Pentagon itself. "As this is ongoing, we will have no further comment".

"It would take a deliberate act to make ricin and use it to poison people", the CDC says on its website.

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, ricin has the potential to cause death under certain circumstances if it is made into a partially purified material or refined.

Shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks in NY and Washington, letters containing another deadly substance - anthrax spores - were mailed to the Washington offices of two senators and to media outlets in NY and Florida.

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