Death threat, suspicious substance mailed to U.S. ambassador to Canada

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Knight Craft received a death threat and suspicious white powder in an envelope mailed to her Ottawa residence, CTV News reported Friday.

It said a supervisor who screens mail “encountered white powder in a letter addressed to the ambassador” Thursday morning. Also enclosed was an expletive-filled letter threatening to kill Craft if she did not resign.

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland met with Craft Friday. Freeland told the ambassador that the incident was “wholly unacceptable”.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police as well as firefighters and a hazardous waste team were dispatched immediately to the residence.

Tensions between the two countries have been exacerbated recently as North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations remain bogged down and the President Trump’s administration has imposed metals tariffs after originally exempting Canada.

Source: Jordan News Agency