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Woman suspected of sending poisoned letter to Trump arrested

US President Donald Trump speaks during an event commemorating the repatriation of Native American remains and artifacts from Finland in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, September 17, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNN) — A woman suspected of sending a letter containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump was arrested as she tried to enter the U.S. from Canada at a border crossing in New York state, a U.S. law enforcement official said.

The woman was carrying a gun and arrested by U.S. authorities, according to the law enforcement official.

U.S. prosecutors in Washington are expected to bring charges against her.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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