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Report: Georgetown ricin suspect may have made threats

McCarthy Hall, on the southeast corner of the Georgetown campus, where sophomore Daniel Milzman is accused of making the biological toxin ricin. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)

WASHINGTON — A Georgetown University student was charged with producing the deadly toxin ricin in his dorm room.

Daniel Milzman, a 19-year-old sophomore, faces a federal court hearing Tuesday.

Court documents paint a picture of a student in his dorm room using his iPhone to research the process of making ricin, then wearing goggles and a dust mask while making the poison.

The Washington Post reports that the 2012 graduate of Walt Whitman High School, in Bethesda, made aggressive online comments against a fellow student in recent months, and that a recent Georgetown graduate told university administrators about the messages.

The FBI says Milzman bought the precursor materials to make the deadly poison at stores including Home Depot and American Plant.

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