Canadian woman sending White House a ricin package: Pascale Ferrier Biography, Wiki, Age
Pascale Ferrier is a Canadian woman is scheduled for her first court appearance Tuesday afternoon to face charges that she sent a package containing the deadly substance ricin to the White House.
Pascale Ferrier, of Quebec, was arrested Sunday at the New York-Canada border. She will appear in federal court in Buffalo to face a charge of threatening the president.
The package, postmarked from Canada and addressed to the White House, was mailed sometime last week and was intercepted at a mail sorting facility on Friday. It included a letter that included disparaging remarks about the president, according to an FBI affidavit filed in the case.
It was not immediately clear if Ferrier had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
During the investigation, the FBI discovered that six additional similar letters appeared to have been received in Texas in September and also had stamps indicating they had been sent from Canada, according to court documents.
Those letters “contained similar language” to the letter that was sent to Trump and sent to individuals affiliated with the facilities where Ferrier had been jailed in 2019.
Investigators also cross-checked Ferrier’s fingerprints on four of the letters, according to the complaint. In Facebook and Twitter posts in September, Ferrier also wrote threatening messages against the president and used wording similar to that used in the letter, according to the document.
When she was arrested on Sunday while trying to enter a border crossing in Buffalo, Ferrier told Border Patrol and Customs agents that “the FBI was looking for her for the ricin letters,” the complaint says. Officers found a loaded gun at her waist and said she was also carrying a knife.
Ferrier was booked into the Hidalgo County Jail in March 2019 on two counts of illegally carrying a weapon and one count of tampering with government records, according to jail records online. Ferrier is listed as a Quebec resident and was released in May of last year. Records indicate that the charges against her were ordered dismissed.