Skip to comments.Arrest made after suspicious letters mailed to Trump, Mattis
Posted on 10/03/2018 4:09:06 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
The FBI on Wednesday took into custody a former U.S. Navy sailor suspected of mailing envelopes containing potentially toxic material to the Pentagon and the White House.
The suspect has been identified as William Clyde Allen III of Logan, Utah, the Utah U.S. Attorneys Office confirmed to The Hill.
Federal prosecutors in Utah authorized a probable cause arrest of Mr. Allen this afternoon. We anticipate filing charges Friday, office spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said in a statement.
Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said Wednesday that multiple letters mailed to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson contained castor seeds, from which the toxin ricin is derived.
White issued the statement after the Pentagon Force Protection Agency on Tuesday detected a substance suspected of being ricin during mail screenings at the building's underground screening facility.
Ricin is easy to produce and is potentially deadly if made into a pure power form that can be inhaled. The toxin has also been used in terror plots.
Suspicious envelopes addressed to President Trump were also intercepted on Monday by the U.S. Secret Service.
The Herald Journal reported that Allen was arrested in Logan, roughly 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. An FBI crime lab was on scene, and the public was warned to stay away from the area due to possible hazardous chemicals, FBI Salt Lake City field office spokesman Doug Davis told the outlet.
Those Mormons . . . tryin’ to tell ya!
Well THAT was quick...and yet, they STILL can’t find ANYTHING on Hillary! can they?
P.S. He’s guilty. He has three names, plus he’s a ‘Third.’ Case closed. ;)
Utah US Attorneys office = Huber
What does that mean? Good or bad?
Wisconsin has a Huber Center where they Bad Guys can live at night and work during the day. Sometimes they don’t come home, though. ;)
Dude look like Patton.
” William Clyde Allen III “
Assassins always have 3 names.
But did Maxine know about it and approve of it??
“William Clyde Allen”
Raylan Givens: “Never trust a man with three first names.”
Man that was quick!
It clearly suggests the suspect was just another violent Democrat ding who thought he’d play terrorist but had no idea how to avoid being ID’d.
Looks like a stoner.
No, but soon to be senator from Utah, Mitt Romney, was seen growing castor bean plants in his front yard earlier in the year.
A Bernie Sanders supporter or a Hillary supporter?
At least his middle name was not Wayne. Maybe thats why he was unsuccessful.
Glancing ahead, I see the attempt to eliminate Mattis as possibly significant.
Chain of succession:
The Vice President Mike Pence
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
President pro tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin
Secretary of Defense James Mattis
Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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