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FBI sees no link between suspicious letters and Boston attack

The FBI said today that an investigation into mail containing a suspicious substance addressed to a lawmaker and to President Barack Obama, has not found a link to the attack in Boston.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2013 22:01 IST

The FBI said on Wednesday that an investigation into mail containing a suspicious substance addressed to a lawmaker and to President Barack Obama, has not found a link to the attack in Boston.


"The investigation into these letters remains ongoing, and more letters may still be received. There is no indication of a connection to the attack in Boston," the FBI said in a statement.

The envelope addressed to Obama was immediately quarantined by the US Secret Service, the FBI said.

"Only a full analysis performed at an accredited laboratory can determine the presence of a biological agent such as ricin.

Those tests are currently being conducted and generally take 24 to 48 hours," the FBI said.