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Tags: biological weapons | chemical weapons | WMD | U.S. anthrax | ricin attack

U.S. in 'Great Danger' of Bio-Weapons Attack, Experts Warn

French firefighters simulate commuters stricken by a  terrorist chemical weapons bombing attack in the Paris subway. Analysts warn U.S. first responders need more WMD training as well. [Reuters]

By    |   Tuesday, 09 October 2018 03:13 PM

When packages laced with the precursors for ricin -- one of the deadliest toxins on the face of the earth -- triggered federal bioweapon alarms in mail-handling facilities throughout Washington, D.C., it only took the FBI a couple of days to apprehend a suspect.

One clue they soon discovered: Alleged perpetrator William Clyde Allen III of Utah, a Navy veteran with a history of making threats against government officials, possessed a receipt for two orders of castor beans he’d purchased on eBay.

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When packages laced with the precursors for ricin -- one of the deadliest toxins on the face of the earth -- triggered federal bioweapon alarms in mail-handling facilities throughout Washington, D.C., it only took the FBI a couple of days to apprehend a suspect.One clue...
biological weapons, chemical weapons, WMD, U.S. anthrax, ricin attack
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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 03:13 PM
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