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Letter laced with suspicious substance sent to President

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Dee DeQuattro

ddequattro@abc6.com

A letter that is believed to be laced with RICIN was sent to President Obama and intercepted by authorities.

The United States Secret Service says they intercepted the letter containing a "suspicious substance" on Tuesday, the same day a similar letter was sent to Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.,).

On Tuesday it was revealed that Wicker's letter tested positive for the poisonous substance.

The president's letter was caught at a White House mail screening facility. Both Wicker's letters and Obama's letter were sent from a location in Memphis Tennessee and appear to be similar.

It is unclear whether the letters are related in any way to the bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon on Tuesday.

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