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FBI Makes 'Ricin Case' Arrest After Man Sends Castor Seeds To Pentagon

The seeds, which are used to make ricin but are not dangerous by themselves, tested positive in a screening center for hazardous substances.
Department of Defense personnel screen mail as it arrives at a U.S. government facility in Washington, D.C., earlier this week after letters received at the Pentagon were suspected of containing deadly ricin. Source: Thomas Watkins

The FBI has arrested a man in Utah who authorities believe mailed letters to the Pentagon containing castor seeds — a key ingredient in

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