A 53-year-old woman from Saint-Hubert will be charged in connection with a contaminated letter sent to the White House as well as packages sent to Texas, according to several media reports.
According to several media, it would be Pascale Ferrier. She is scheduled to appear in Buffalo on Tuesday. This woman was arrested Sunday by US authorities in Buffalo.
The RCMP conducted a search and a massive operation at his home, in a condo building on boul. Vauquelin, all day this Monday. The RCMP Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Response Team carried out the first maneuvers before police searched the home. The suspect’s living unit, as well as those around, were evacuated as a safety measure.
The Longueuil Agglomeration Police Service, as well as the Longueuil Agglomeration Fire Safety Service, were called upon to collaborate in this RCMP operation, which is part of an FBI investigation.
The letter sent to the White House, as well as packages sent in the package, contained what appears to be a “highly toxic substance”, mentioned earlier today Corporal Charles Poirier, spokesperson for the RCMP.
Ricin, a very dangerous plant toxin, was widely covered in the media, but the RCMP were not ruling out the presence of other substances.
Courrier du Sud awaits the return of RCMP Communications for further details.