US Secret Service: Threatening letter sent to Obama

May 30, 2013 23:43

WASHINGTON - Authorities intercepted a threatening letter addressed to US President Barack Obama that was similar to ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Secret Service said on Thursday.

Letters sent to Bloomberg and his gun control group contained material believed to be the deadly poison ricin and contained a reference to gun control, New York police said on Wednesday.

A Secret Service official said the White House letter was similar but did not elaborate.

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