BREAKING: Sen. Shelby's Office Evacuated

BREAKING: Sen. Shelby's Office Evacuated After Suspicious Package Found

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Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby's office confirms to News 5 that Capitol Police are investigating a 'suspicious package' that was delivered to Sen. Richard Shelby's office in Washington.

Sen. Shelby's office is in the Russell Senate office building, which has been evacuated. A bomb squad is on the scene.

Earlier Wednesday, the Secret Service intercepted a suspicious letter that was addressed to President Obama. The letter was said to have contained a suspicious substance as well.

The letter arrived Tuesday and was processed at a facility away from the White House.

FBI says preliminary test indicates there was poisonous ricin in the letter sent to Obama.

Both of these incidents come on the day after a letter mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi was found in two preliminary tests to contain ricin, a potentially fatal poison. The letter was intercepted at an off-site facility where all mail to the Senate is screened.

It was not clear whether there was a connection between the letter and the two envelopes.

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