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