Man Arrested in Spokane Ricin Letter Scare

Matthew Ryan Buquet was arrested yesterday after two envelopes containing ricin were traced back to him.

(image courtesy of Spokane County Sheriff’s Office)

The envelopes, intended for U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle and a downtown post office, were intercepted before any injuries occurred. Preliminary reports indicate that the form of ricin mailed was too crude for easy ingestion or inhalation. No information has been released regarding Buquet’s potential motives. Buquet has entered a not guilty plea in response to charges of mailing threatening communications.

One thought on “Man Arrested in Spokane Ricin Letter Scare

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s