NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Threatening letters addressed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in both New York and Washington, D.C. have been found preliminarily to contain ricin, police said Wednesday.
The anonymous threats to Bloomberg were opened in New York City on Friday, and by the director of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns – of which Bloomberg is co-chairman – on Sunday.
The writer of the letters made reference to debate on gun laws. Mayor Bloomberg is a strong supporter of gun control.
“No, I’m not angry,” Bloomberg told CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez Wednesday night at an event in the city. “There are people who I would argue do things that may be irrational, do things that are wrong. But it’s a very complex world out there and we just have to deal with that.”