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France Sees Possible Terror Link to Ricin Find

French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday there was a possible link between the discovery of the deadly toxin ricin in a Paris railway station and a terrorist threat but he had no concrete proof. Two small flasks with traces of the poison were discovered on Monday in a luggage locker at the Gare de Lyon mainline railway station which serves the south of France, the Interior Ministry said late on Thursday. Speaking on French radio, Sarkozy there could be a link to a series of arrests made near Paris late last year of Islamic militants who French officials believe were planning at least one attack on Paris. “One can make a link, but we have no proof as it stands,” Sarkozy told Europe 1 radio. “We also found some acetone and ethanol. A mixture of the three can make an extremely nasty poison,” he added of the discovery. Full Story

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