Law Enforcement: ‘Substantial Progress’ Made In Boston Bombing Investigation, Ricin Sent To The White House

We interrupt your normal programming to note that “substantial progress” is reportedly being made in the Boston bombings investigation, and someone sent a letter filled with ricin to the White House addressed to President Obama. It feels like September of 2001 all over again.

Reports KDVR:

A Boston law enforcement source told CNN Wednesday that there is “substantial progress” in the criminal investigation into Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings. The source called the progress “significant.”

On Wednesday morning, a federal law enforcement source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation told CNN’s Fran Townsend that a lid to a pressure cooker thought to have been used in the bombings had been found on a roof of a building at the scene.

And reports CNN:

Government laboratories are testing samples of a suspicious substance found in letters at off-site White House and Senate mailrooms after preliminary test results pointing to the deadly poison ricin rattled Washington, authorities said Wednesday.

White House mail handlers identified a “suspicious substance” Tuesday in a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that preliminarily tested positive for ricin, the FBI said. The same day, a similar letter addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, tested positive for ricin — a toxin with no known antidote, officials said.

And on CNN just now, John King reported that a suspect has been identified using department store security camera footage. An arrest, apparently, is imminent.

My prediction: this has all been the work of a New Hampshire-based anti-government militia group led by a man named Walter White.