Logan man accused of mailing ricin to President Trump, U.S. leaders pleads not guilty

Posted at 12:13 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 14:13:26-04

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    SALT LAKE CITY (KSTU) — A man accused of mailing ricin to President Trump, Pentagon leaders and the FBI director pleaded not guilty to an indictment.

William Clyde Allen III was indicted by a federal grand jury on new charges of threatening to use a biological toxin as a weapon, mailing a threat against the president and mailing threatening communications to an officer of the United States.

Allen is accused of mailing a substance the FBI claims tested positive for ricin to President Trump at the White House; Defense Secretary James Mattis and Navy Admiral John Richardson at the Pentagon; FBI Director Chris Wray; CIA Director Gina Haspel and Air Force Secretary Dr. Heather Wilson. Each envelope contained a letter with the language “Jack and the Missile Bean Stock Powder.”

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