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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

FBI Statement- Man Arrested For Poisoned Letters Sent To Obama And Senator

By Susan Duclos

There has been an arrest made for the letters sent to Barack Obama and to at least one Senator, both intercepted at an off-site facility and both tested positive for the deadly poison Ricin.

Via a statement on the FBI website:

Today at approximately 5:15 p.m. CDT, FBI special agents arrested Paul Kevin Curtis, the individual believed to be responsible for the mailings of the three letters sent through the U.S. Postal Service which contained a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin. The letters were addressed to a U.S. senator, the White House, and a Mississippi justice official.

The individual was arrested at his residence in Corinth, Mississippi following an investigation conducted by FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces in Memphis, Tennessee and Jackson, Mississippi; the U.S. Capitol Police; the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and the U.S. Secret Service, aided by the following state and local agencies: the Lee County (Mississippi) Sheriff’s Office; the Prentiss County (Mississippi) Sheriff’s Office; the Corinth (Mississippi) Police Department; the Booneville (Mississippi) Police Department; the Tupelo (Mississippi) Police Department; the Mississippi National Guard 47th Civil Support Team; and the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security.

- View earlier press release: FBI Responds to Reports of Suspicious Letters Received at Mail Facilities

 In an intelligence bulletin obtained by AP earlier, the FBI said that both letters say: "To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance." Both are signed, "I am KC and I approve this message." (Source)

H/T Politisite