On Tuesday, October 2, the FBI had to respond to suspicious packages that were sent to the Pentagon. According to initial reports, two packages that were tested positive for ricin, a highly toxic compound believed to be used in biological warfare, were sent to the Pentagon.
The two envelopes originally arrived in the Pentagon's mail facility. The facility is on the same grounds as the Pentagon, but not attached to the actual building. Thankfully, authorities were able to detect the poisonous compound before the envelopes were sent to the recipients.
Now, the intended recipients of the suspicious letters have been revealed. According to new reports, the envelopes were addressed to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson. While this news has not yet been confirmed directly by the authorities on the case, CNN reported that a defense official released the news.
As of Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. EST, the FBI was still conducting an investigation regarding the intention of the envelopes.
We will continue to update as more information is released regarding this troubling situation. In other recent news, Democrats just stooped to a new low with their attack on Kavanaugh's daughter.