RCMP raid Montreal-area condo linked to poison-laced letter sent to White House

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RCMP officers searched a condo in Saint-Hubert on Montreal's South Shore on Monday in connection with a letter that was mailed to the White House and tested positive for the poison ricin.

Law enforcement cordoned off a lengthy stretch of a street lined by condo buildings in the suburban municipality. Local police and ambulance services were also at the scene.

Charles Poirier, spokesperson for the Quebec division of the RCMP, said a team of officers with expertise in handling chemicals and explosives is leading the search and neighbouring residences in the building have been evacuated.

"The RCMP is assisting the FBI in this investigation," he said.

Poirier said there's a link between a woman suspected of sending the ricin-laced envelope and the residence being searched.

RCMP in Quebec say they're assisting the FBI in an investigation into suspicious packages that were mailed to the White House and other places in the United States. 3:08

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