House Homeland Security chair: No evidence tying ricin letter to Boston Marathon bombing

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House Homeland Security Committee chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said that there is no evidence indicating that the attack on the Boston Marathon yesterday is related to the ricin letter intercepted today en route to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.

“We have no evidence whatsoever connecting the two between the ricin incident and Boston bombing incident,” McCaul told CNN’s Erin Burnett this evening. He confirmed that the letter tested positive for ricin, a poison that he said can be used for assassinations much more easily than attacks designed to cause mass casualties.

“It would be inconsistent with the terrorist philosophy [to use ricin],” Wicker added.


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