Georgetown Student Charged With Possessing Toxin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Court documents show that a student at Georgetown University has been charged with possession of a biological toxin after ricin was found in a dorm room.

Nineteen-year-old Daniel Harry Milzman of Bethesda, Md. was arrested and charged with the federal offense on Friday, the documents show.

According to the documents, Milzman told a resident adviser that he had made ricin in his room.

On Tuesday, university officials were alerted to the presence of a suspicious substance in McCarthy Hall. The university’s police chief said Wednesday that the substance had tested positive for ricin, but there were no threats to the community.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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