U.S. officials reportedly suspect a former Navy sailor to be the mystery mailer behind a pair of ricin-laced packages sent to the Pentagon. Investigators identified the possible culprit thanks to a return address on envelopes sent to two senior Pentagon officials, Fox News reports.
The sailor’s name has not been released.
The Secret Service can confirm receipt of a suspicious envelope addressed to the President on Oct. 1, 2018. The envelope was not received at the White House, nor did it ever enter the White House. As a matter of practice, the Secret Service does not comment regarding matters of Protective Intelligence. However, in this instance, we can confirm that we are working jointly with our law enforcement partners to fully investigate this matter. Further, all threats directed towards the President, or any Secret Service protectee, are treated seriously and fully investigated.