• BOSTON April 13, 2021 8:39 pm

    Feds: ‘Breaking Bad' Inspired Researcher to Seek Poisons

    The former head of advanced research at a Boston-area biotechnology company told investigators he was inspired by the television show “Breaking Bad” when he tried to obtain the powerful poison ricin, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Ishtiaq Ali Saaem, 37, who currently lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Boston to obstruction of justice for lying to…

  • ricin September 21, 2020 12:56 pm

    Arrest in Case of Ricin Letters Sent to White House, Texas

    A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border.

  • homeless May 30, 2020 10:36 am

    Arrest Made After California Homeless Fed Poisoned Food

    One person was arrested after eight homeless people were given poisoned food that sent several to the hospital, Southern California authorities said Friday. The poisonings occurred over the course of about a week in mid-May in Huntington Beach in Orange County south of Los Angeles, authorities said. The victims were given food laced with oleoresin capsicum, “which is twice as…

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