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Who sent ricin to President?

Who sent ricin to President?

TV actress Shannon Richardson, who was featured on the programme The Walking Dead, was jailed for 18 years in 2014 for mailing ricin to Mr Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

How do you identify ricin in a letter?

Use sensors to check for agents such as ricin and anthrax. It’s costly, Zalud says, but it detected the ricin-laced letters sent to Obama, Wicker and Bloomberg. The technology involves X-ray machines or scanners that detect vapors and identify substances.

What was the poison on envelopes?

An envelope containing the poison ricin was sent to the White House, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The newspaper said law enforcement believed the envelope, which was intercepted before reaching the White House mail room, was sent from Canada. Ricin is a waste product in the making of oil from castor beans.

What is ricin that was sent to the White House?

Ricin, which is part of the waste produced when castor oil is made, has no known antidote. “The F.B.I. and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility,” the F.B.I. said in a statement.

Who did Shannon Richardson play on The Vampire Diaries?

On AMC’s zombie drama, Richardson had a nonspeaking role as a glorified extra — a member of the undead (aka a walker) — in two episodes of the first season of the series.

Who was poisoned by ricin?

In 1978, Georgi Markov, a Bulgarian writer and journalist who was living in London, died after he was attacked by a man with an umbrella. The umbrella had been rigged to inject a poison ricin pellet under Markov’s skin. In the 1940s the U.S. military experimented with using ricin as a possible warfare agent.

Who is the woman who sent ricin?

Shannon Richardson
Occupation Former actress
Years active 2009–2013
Known for Sending letters laced with ricin
Criminal status Incarcerated

What are Damon and Elena kids names?

Damon Salvatore
Spouse Elena Gilbert
Children Stefanie Salvatore, Jenna Salvatore, Grayson Salvatore and Sarah Lillian Salvatore
Status Alive