Authorities got hold of a letter which was sent to a Senator in Mississippi on Tuesday. The letter was directed to Roger Wicker who happens to be a prominent figure in terms of the politics of the region. The tests which were conducted for the purpose of analyzing the letter showed that substantial levels of the poison ricin were present on it. So, in response to this the Capitol Police and the FBI have launched in investigation in terms of tracing out the ones responsible for these intended deadly attack on a man who is not someone new to the game of politics. For more details, the letter has now been forwarded to a more accredited laboratory, as said by the Capitol Police. Till now it has been revealed that the letter had post marked from the domains of Memphis, Tennessee but it had no return address. Moreover, a warning has also been issued to the senators of the country in terms of such attacks which might increase if not dealt with a firm hand. Gainer first said in this regard that the substance which was recovered has been tested positive in terms of the presence of Ricin, which is more often found in a natural form in the castor beans. It can easily cause the death of a person even with an exposure of a small amount. The time frame in which the death can take place can range from 24 to 72 hours. The police had later onwards confirmed that the test was merely preliminary and more tests would be carried for further confirmation.
The statement also said that the letter had been intercepted while going through a mail handling facility and was then quarantined. Gainer has also said that the senate employees should be more vigilant now in terms of handling their mails. The written statement of this warning has been issued to all of the senators of the country. A number of senators have told a number of reporters that these form of attacks are quite related to the anthrax attacks that were initiated at the time of the wake for 9/11 attacks which were carried out on the Pentagon and on the World Trade Center. The tests came to the big picture one day after the bombings at the Boston Marathon which resulted in the deaths of 3 people and injured nearly 176.