Washington: A man who send emails that contain with the poison ricin to the U.S. officials and President Donald Trump the Utah man has been arrested and taken to the custody. A source revealed that William Clyde Allen III was arrested in Logan, and Utah on a probable cause warrant, but charges were not registered until Friday.
A separate law enforcement sources revealed that Allen is in under investigation. Hence, U.S. official has revealed that they had essentially ruled out terrorism in the case in which the envelope was sent to a Pentagon mail- sorting facility.
The statement that comes from Pentagon Spokeswoman that alert was triggered by castor seeds, from which ricin is derived, rather than the deadly substance itself.
In the meanwhile, the U.S. official revealed that an active counter-terrorism investigation was not being conducted was not being into the envelopes.
During an interrogation, it comes to know that ricin is found naturally in castor seeds, but it takes a deliberate act to convert it into a biological weapon. Within 36 to 72 hours, ricin can cause the death of exposure to an amount as small as a pinhead. It known antidote exists.
According to the Pentagon, It had put its mail facility under quarantine, and in one of the letter was addressed to U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. On the other end, U.S. Secret Service revealed it was investing a “ suspicious envelope” addressed to Trump that was received, though it was assured that it never enter the White House.