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Suspect Arrested In Ricin Letter Attack On Obama

April 17, 2013  | 

Photo via Austen Hufford/Flickr.
Photo via Austen Hufford/Flickr.

Federal agents on Wednesday arrested a Mississippi man who allegedly sent letters to President Obama and a U.S. senator that were tainted with the poison ricin.

The suspect has been identified as Kenneth Curtis of Tupelo, Miss.

The letter to President Obama was discovered today, a day after lawmakers said another letter sent to the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) tested positive for the same substance.

Federal agents told NBC News both letters were postmarked April 8 and originated at a post office in Memphis, Tenn. The letters were linked by two common phrases. The writer ended them with "to see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance." Also, both letters were signed, "I am KC and I approve this message."

Curtis is an Elvis impersonator, reports the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.


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