Reid: Letter with ricin or other poison sent to Mississippi senator

Reid: Letter with ricin or other poison sent to Mississippi senator

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) pauses as he speaks to members of the media during a news briefing April 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senate Democrats had their weekly Policy Luncheon to discuss Democratic agendas. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

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Posted on April 16, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 16 at 4:31 PM

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a letter containing ricin or another poison was sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

In brief remarks to reporters in the Capitol, Reid did not say when the letter was sent. It's customary for mail addressed to congressional offices to be screened at an off-site facility.

Sen. Mary Landrieu also confirmed a letter containing poison had been to a sent to a senator. She said lawmakers were informed of the fact at a closed-door briefing about the Boston Marathon bombings.

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