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Seattle gay bars receive ricin threats

Post by News Tribune Staff on Jan. 7, 2009 at 1:04 pm with No Comments »
January 7, 2009 1:04 pm

Amid all the chaos of the floodpocalypse, I thought I’d make our readers aware of something that appeared on The Stranger’s blog today.

Eleven gay bars have received threats to poison their customers with the toxin ricin, which is made from castor beans.

Eleven gay bars in Seattle received letters today addressed to the “Owner/Manager” from someone claiming to be in the possession of ricin, a deadly poison. “Your establishment has been targeted,” the letter begins. “I have in my possession approximately 67 grams of ricin with which I will indiscriminately target at least five of your clients.”

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