Suspected Ricin sent to Pentagon, suspicious letters to Trump, Ted Cruz office

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A flurry of suspicious envelopes targeting high-profile figures — including President Trump, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Sen. Ted Cruz — were received in the past two days.

The Secret Service said in a Tuesday evening statement that it intercepted a “suspicious envelope” addressed to the president.

The mail was intercepted at a location outside of the White House. The Secret Service provided no other details about the envelope.

“We can confirm that we are working jointly with our law enforcement partners to fully investigate this matter,” it said in a statement. “Further, all threats directed towards the President, or any Secret Service protectee, are treated seriously and fully investigated.”