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Ricin-Letter Suspect Released, Charges Dropped

A Mississippi man accused of sending at least two ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) has been released from jail.

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Suspect Arrested In Ricin Letter Attack On Obama

The FBI has confirmed that a letter addressed to President Obama has "preliminarily tested positive" for ricin, a day after lawmakers said another letter sent to the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Roger Wicker tested positive for the same substance.

Chameleon Arson Investigation Kit

Morphix Technologies' new Chameleon Arson Investigation Kit is an easy-to-use, low-cost tool designed to identify dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in the investigation after a fire.

PC50 Air Purifying Respirator

Avon Protection Systems' new PC50 Air Purifying Respirator is a field proven, military pedigree, NIOSH-approved, non-CBRN respiratory device for use with the CTF12 canister providing protection against CS/CN agents.

Less-Lethal Weapon Options

At present, less-lethal weapons are a fact of life. It's hard to find an agency that doesn't use at least one in one form or another. With technology advances being what they are, there are more options today than ever before. Let's look at some of the available technologies and how they make a difference.

FEMA: Hash Oil Extraction Causing Explosions

Last week FEMA issued an alert stating that some explosions in residences and hotels have possibly been caused by a process using butane to extract and concentrate compounds from marijuana.

SWAT Deputies Used Hot Gas on Dorner

When cold gas failed to flush Chris Dorner out of a remote cabin, San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sheriff's SWAT deputies used hot gas, an incendiary tool that could have caused the fire that engulfed the cabin.

Barricaded Colo. Man Killed After Opening Fire on Officers

Aurora (Colo.) Police shot and killed a barricaded man who opened fire on tactical officers who launched tear gas into the home after a five-hour standoff.

RedXDefense's XCAT Chemical Detector

RedXDefense's new XCAT is a narcotics, explosives, and gunshot residue detection system that was developed as the law enforcement version of the company's portable military explosive detector.

Morphix Chameleon Chemical Detection Kit

Morphix Technologies developed its multi-threat chemical detector called the Chameleon for the military, and then repurposed it for public safety.