facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Matthew Ryan Buquet pleads not guilty in Spokane, Wash., ricin letters

May 22, 2013 at 8:23 PM   |   Comments

SPOKANE, Wash., May 22 (UPI) -- A 37-year-old man arrested for mailing letters in Spokane, Wash., containing the deadly poison ricin pleaded not guilty in a federal court Wednesday.

Matthew Ryan Buquet appeared in U.S. District Court in Spokane after his Wednesday afternoon arrest, KHQ-TV, Spokane, reported.

The letters were postmarked last week in Spokane and addressed to a federal building and the post office in downtown Spokane. They were intercepted by the U.S. Postal Service, and no one was hurt, the TV station said.

Buquet could face 10 years in prison if convicted of mailing a threatening communication.

A bail hearing was set for Tuesday.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting
2
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy
3
Robert Hansen, notorious Alaska serial killer, dead at 75
4
Brady Morton's body discovered three days after Port Huron Float Down
5
Federal judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback