A Texas woman has been accused of mailing explosives to Gov. Greg Abbott and former President Barack Obama. Abbott reportedly opened the package but it failed to explode because he didn’t open it “as designed.”
Court documents say 46-year-old Julia Poff faces charges of transporting explosives with intent to kill or injure for packages allegedly sent to Abbott and Obama in October 2016. Poff also allegedly sent a package to Carolyn Colvin, the commissioner of the Social Security Administration. A six-count indictment alleges the letter bombs “could’ve caused severe burns and death.”
Poff was reportedly angry about not receiving support from her ex-husband. Federal investigators were only recently able to trace the explosive packages back to Poff thanks to traces of cat hair found on the box sent to Obama, according to local Houston station KHOU-11. Read more at KHOU.