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Threatening Letter Sent To Obama

The U.S. Secret Service says it has intercepted a threatening letter addressed to U.S. President Barack Obama that was similar to ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Letters sent to Bloomberg and his gun-control group contained material believed to be the deadly poison ricin and contained a reference to gun control.

A Secret Service official on May 30 said the White House letter was similar but did not elaborate.

Authorities have stopped several ricin-laced letters in recent weeks.

A man was charged last month with sending poison-laced letters to Obama and two other public officials.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP