Feds arrest man suspected of mailing ricin-laced letters to President Trump, Pentagon


Federal prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah have authorized the probable cause arrest of William Clyde Allen, III of Logan, Utah.

He has been taken into custody and a complaint is anticipated to be filed Friday in federal court in Salt Lake City, said Melodie Rydalch, public information officer United States Attorney’s Office in Salt Lake City.

Logan Police Cpt. Tyson Budge confirmed that an individual suspected of mailing ricin to President Donald Trump has been taken into custody.

Douglas B. Davis of the FBI said his agency and law enforcement partners are conduction an operation at 380 N., 200 West, in Logan, Utah. He stated:

As there are potentially hazardous chemicals involved, we ask that the public stay away from this location during the entirety of the operation.

He added there is no wider threat to public safety.

“As it is a pending matter, that is all we can say at this time,” he concluded.

The Herald Journal reported that the city of Logan and the Utah Highway Patrol are assisting in the closure of 200 West from 300 and 400 North for investigation purposes.

Authorities have been actively investigating two envelopes found on Monday and suspected of containing the toxic chemical sent to Trump, reported the Associated Press.

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