2020 has been one of those years that feels more like an amalgam of Hollywood blockbusters than an actual time and place.
It’s almost dystopian at this point, with a global pandemic raging under skies clouded with smoke from apocalyptic wildfires, as political buffoonery reigns supreme. And let’s not forget the national racial unrest and the actual murder hornets.
We’ve got a lot on our plate is all I’m saying.
That’s why the story of another attempted assassination of US President Donald J. Trump seems to have fallen off the radar rather abruptly.
A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border. The woman is also suspected of sending similar poisoned envelopes to law enforcement agencies in Texas, officials said Monday.
The letter had been intercepted earlier this week before it reached the White House. The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.
CBS News has also learned that the woman was carrying a gun when she was arrested.
Her name was not immediately released, but the woman was expected to appear in federal court in Buffalo on Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Buffalo said the hearing, scheduled for 4pm Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr., will occur in person, not virtually.
A previous attempt to kill then-candidate Trump was thwarted by Las Vegas police back in 2016.