Four Other Ricin Attacks and Threats: Al-Qaeda, Militias, Anti-Gay, and a Vegas Graphic Designer
It’s been reported that Republican Senator Roger Wicker was targeted for a deadly ricin attack, but the toxin to be delivered by envelope was intercepted.
What could this tell us about the terrorist attacks? Here’s some other recent ricin attacks and threats:
From 8/2011: RT @trscoop: Report: Al Qaeda working on toxic Ricin bombs – http://t.co/fitfhOmBwj
— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) April 16, 2013
Georgia Militia Men:
Experts: Foiled ricin plot was a longshot, but suspects may have advanced further than most: wapo.st/sWgJQJ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 3, 2011
Anti-Gay Bar persons:
Despite ricin threat, gay bars hopping http://tinyurl.com/9cucmj
— CNN (@CNN) January 12, 2009
A 57-year old unemployed graphic designer in Las Vegas:
A federal grand jury has indicted a 57 y/o unemployed graphic designer on charges of possessing deadly ricin in his Las Vegas motel room.
— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) April 22, 2008
So… probably not a whole lot. Hopefully there is information to be gathered from the envelope that will help capture the evil perpetrators of the bombing at Boston.