DALLAS (AP) A pregnant Texas actress who told FBI agents that her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to the president and New York City's mayor has been arrested.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in the eastern district of Texas says Shannon Richardson of New Boston, Texas, was arrested Friday.
Spokeswoman Davilyn Walston says the arrest comes in connection to ricin-laced letters that were sent to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Walston tells The Associated Press that Richardson was arrested around noon. Walston declined further comment, saying she wasn't in position to provide details.
FBI agents wearing hazardous material suits were seen going in and out of Richardson's house on Wednesday in New Boston, about 150 miles northeast of Dallas near the Oklahoma and Arkansas borders.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.