Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, Abbott

Posted at 10:40 AM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 10:40:05-05

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman is accused of sending homemade bombs to President Barack Obama and Texas Governor Greg Abbott that prosecutors say could have maimed or killed the two leaders.

Court documents filed in district court in Houston last week show Julia Poff was indicted earlier this month on six counts, including mailing injurious articles and transporting explosives with the intent to kill and injure.

Records show the 46-year-old woman is being held at the Houston federal detention center.

Federal investigators traced the improvised explosive device sent to Obama to Poff because of some cat hair found under an address label.

The device contained a cellphone, a cigarette package and a salad dressing cap.

Poff’s attorney, Ashley Kaper, declined to talk to an Associated Press reporter Friday.