Skip to comments.Powder in Georgetown Room Tests Positive for Ricin; ‘No Immediate Threat,’ University Says
Posted on 03/19/2014 4:59:46 PM PDT by kristinn
A white powder found Tuesday in a Georgetown University dorm room tested positive for ricin, but the university said Wednesday that there was no immediate threat to the community. Law enforcement officials said they believed there was no connection to terrorism.
In an email to the campus community Wednesday afternoon, school officials said a substance that was removed from a room in the McCarthy Hall dormitory tested positive for ricin. The white powder can cause respiratory distress, respiratory failure, and multi-organ dysfunction, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
FBI spokeswoman Jacqueline Maguire said no arrests had been made as of Wednesday, but officials continued to investigate the incident. She declined to provide specifics about the substance or other details of the investigation.
Officials said they believe the substance was isolated to one room. It was not clear how the ricin got to the room.
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Are there any moozlums attending Georgetown? Who’s room is it? Move on...Nothing to see here, I guess.
I would imagine it’s some adventurous chem students who have been binge watching Breaking Bad on Netflix. It’s not exactly hard to find caster bean bushes growing like weeds.
The officials didn’t know that Ricin can walk into a room.
Sometimes it is better to keep one’s mouth shut.
I wonder if the test was a preliminary screening test that shows that the powder might be ricin, or if it was a definitive identifying test.
That article had few substantive details.
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And if it is, it’s an isolated incident.