Mississippi Man Arrested In Ricin Letter Case

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Paul Kevin Curtis (Photo Credit: Kevin Curtis Live/Facebook)

CORINTH, Miss. (WREG) – An arrest has been made in the letters sent to President Obama and Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker.

The FBI confirms Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Mississippi has been arrested for allegedly sending letters containing the poison Ricin.  Curtis was arrested at his home just after  5 p.m. Wednesday.

The Ricin, according to CBS News, was low grade and, “less than one percent toxin.”

The letters were postmarked from Memphis and dated April 8.  The letters never reached their targets as they were in caught at an off site mail processing center.

The letters had this message: “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.  I am KC and I approve this message.”

Preliminary tests on filters at a government mail-screening facility also indicated the presence of Ricin Wednesday morning, and mail from that site also was being tested, the FBI said.

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