An Arkansas man may be charged with possession of an unregistered select agent after federal authorities discovered two glass jars of liquid ricin in his home after he accidentally came in contact with the substance and called 911 for medical assistance.
Saline County resident Alexander Jordan is a 21-year-old man who lives in a home with his mother and stepfather. Jordan was employed by the Jefferson Regional Medical Center and serves in the United States Army National Guard.
Jordan, though unhappy about the decision, had recently concluded with his superiors that it would be best if he was released from his position at the medical center. It was also disclosed that he is currently suffering from depression, and this diagnosis has led to his impending dismissal from the Guard.