Parcels Sent To Pentagon Suspected To Contain Ricin, Says Official

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Two suspicious packages were addressed to someone in the Pentagon. (File)

Washington: 

Two or more packages delivered to the Pentagon this week were suspected to contain the deadly poison ricin, an official said on Tuesday. 

Defense department spokesman Chris Sherwood said at least two suspicious packages, addressed to someone in the Pentagon, were intercepted at a nearby screening center on Monday.

“As part of the screening process, (authorities) recognized some suspicious packages,” Sherwood said.

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