The end of a relationship and the thought of his ex in the arms of another man was apparently too much for a Hatboro teen, who allegedly set out to poison his rival with the deadly chemical “Ricin.”
Police converged on two scenes yesterday, in Warminster where the Ricin was sent via a scratch and sniff birthday card and the sender’s location, in Hatboro. According to police, 19 year old Nicholas Helman, was arrested at his Hatboro apartment. Police were prepared, dressed in swat gear and hazmat suits. Helman, according to Police, bragged to a co-worker about his intentions. The co-worker alerted police. The Bucks County District Attorney’s office has charged Helman with attempted murder and related charges.