Skip To Content
BuzzFeed News Home Reporting To You

Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link.

Caso não concorde com o uso cookies dessa forma, você deverá ajustar as configurações de seu navegador ou deixar de acessar o nosso site e serviços. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies.

Letter Sent To White House Tests Positive For Possible Cyanide

The envelope, which was intercepted on Monday, had a substance on it that tested positive for possible cyanide, the Secret Service confirmed.

Posted on March 17, 2015, at 8:51 p.m. ET

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

A Secret Service spokesman confirmed to BuzzFeed News that a letter that was mailed to the White House tested positive for possible cyanide.

The letter was received at a White House mail screening facility on Monday. The initial test turned up negative, but results from a chemical test performed on Tuesday showed that the substance could be cyanide, which is a potentially deadly chemical.

It was not immediately clear where the screening facility was located.

Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback told BuzzFeed News that an investigation is now underway, and that the sample had been sent to another facility for further testing.

BuzzFeed News’ FinCEN Files investigation exposed massive financial corruption on a historic global scale. Want to support our journalism? Become a BuzzFeed News member.

ADVERTISEMENT