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Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin, source says

The official says the envelope was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump.
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The South Portico of the White House is seen on April 7, 2018 in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON D.C., DC — Federal officials have intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin. 

That's according to a law enforcement official who spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday. 

The official says the envelope was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump. 

The official says that a preliminary investigation indicates it tested positive for ricin, a poison found naturally in castor beans.

Federal investigators are working to determine where the envelope originated and who mailed it.