SPOKANE, Wash. -- A federal grand jury has indicted a Spokane man for mailing a threatening letter containing the poison ricin to President Barack Obama.
The indictment handed down Wednesday contends that 37-year-old Matthew Buquet developed the biological agent in violation of federal law, and that he further violated the law by mailing letters containing ricin to Obama and U.S. District Court Judge Fred Van Sickle.
The letters also contained the statement: We have a bomb placed. We are going to Kill you. Hezbollah.
Buquet was arrested last month in connection with the sending of five ricin-laced letters from Spokane, and remains in jail. The other letters were mailed to a Spokane post office, Fairchild Air Force Base and the CIA.
No one was injured.
No motive has been offered for the mailings.