FBI arrests Mississippi man as suspect in ricin letters

WASHINGTON Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:22pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI said it arrested on Wednesday Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Mississippi, in connection with ricin letters sent to U.S. officials, including President Barack Obama.

Curtis is "believed to be responsible for the mailings of the three letters sent through the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which contained a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin," the FBI said.

The letters were addressed to a U.S. senator, the White House and a Mississippi justice official, the FBI said.

(Reporting by Tabassum Zakaria; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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ChicagoFats wrote:
And did the FBI happen to mention how they tracked this guy down? Do ya think readers might be interested in that part of the story as well?

Apr 17, 2013 9:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
OuterLimits wrote:
Who made the ricin for this guy?

He’s dumb as rocks. They knew who it was right away because he’s always sending letters to politicians and he initialed the ricin letters.

“According to the FBI bulletin, both letters, postmarked April 8, 2013 out of Memphis, Tenn., included an identical phrase, “to see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”
In addition, both letters are signed: “I am KC and I approve this message.”"

“Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said that the person who sent Wicker the letter writes often to elected officials.”

Apr 18, 2013 1:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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