First responder to Milzman ricin incident recounts experience, criticizes University response

Thomas Lloyd (SFS ’15), the student and friend who reported Daniel Milzman (formerly COL ’16) to the police for possession of the deadly poison ricin in his McCarthy dorm, wrote about his taxing experience both during and after Milzman’s… Read More


Milzman sentenced to one year in prison for ricin possession

Daniel Milzman (COL ’16) was sentenced this morning to one year in prison for his possession of ricin, an extremely deadly poison, in his McCarthy dorm room last spring. Milzman’s sentencing follows a plea deal which could result in… Read More


Milzman pleads guilty to possession of ricin

Daniel Milzman (COL ’16) pleaded guilty to possession of a deadly poison without registering it with the government in a plea hearing Monday. Milzman’s plea is part of a deal with prosecutors which may result in a one… Read More

Milzman detention ruling reversed, will remain in jail

Chief Judge Richard W. Roberts overruled the decision made Tuesday that would have allowed Daniel Milzman (COL ’16) to stay in at a hospital under his parents’ custody following an appeal made Wednesday by the prosecution. Milzman will… Read More

Breaking: Milzman to be transferred to in-patient psychiatric program for two weeks

Update, Wednesday, 5:55 pm: Judge Roberts has decided to postpone the decision on whether to release Milzman from D.C. jail to an inpatient psychiatric program at a local hospital, according to a Washington Post reporter. The decision follows the government’s… Read More

Breaking: Sophomore charged with possession of deadly ricin

Daniel Milzman (COL ’16) has been charged with the possession of deadly amounts of ricin—over 120 milligrams, potentially enough to kill a person—following the discovery of the poison in his dorm room in McCarthy early Tuesday morning, according… Read More


Breaking: Substance found in McCarthy tests positive for ricin

The substance found in McCarthy Tuesday tested positive for ricin, according to an email from Georgetown Police Chief Jay Gruber. He says there is “no immediate threat,” and that no ricin exposure has been reported. “[A]nyone exposed to ricin would… Read More

Ricin scare at McCarthy under investigation

See Vox‘s updated post on ricin being found in McCarthy Update, Wednesday, 5:57 pm: The substance found in the McCarthy dorm tested positive for ricin, according to an email Georgetown University Police Chief Jay Gruber sent to the student… Read More