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RCMP launch operation south of Montreal connected to White House ricin letter

Last Updated Sep 21, 2020 at 1:06 pm MST

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ST-HUBERT, Que. – The RCMP say they’re conducting an operation south of Montreal in connection with an envelope containing the poison ricin that was sent to the White House.

The police force said Monday on Twitter the operation is occurring on Vauquelin Blvd. in St-Hubert, on Montreal’s south shore.

The RCMP’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives team is leading the operation with support from local police and firefighters.

Police said all necessary measures have been taken to ensure public safety.

Canadian law enforcement was called in to help the FBI investigate after American authorities found evidence the suspicious letter had originated in Canada.

The Associated Press reported Sunday that three U.S. law enforcement officials said a woman suspected of sending the envelope was arrested at the New York-Canada border.