FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

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.

Tags: Chemical Attack, Barack Obama, Ricin


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Arby @ 4/18/2013 7:16 AM

I absolutely do not like this President, but this is not how we do business in the United States, even if it has been a few times in our past! This is not what we stand for! This guy needs to be treated at least as harshly as any other person attempting to murder someone. This is so serious I'll refrain from any attempts at humor and wont say anything about Biden becoming President. Think the way you think and feel the way you feel but don't cross the line. Remember who we are, both as a nation and as a profession. Stay safe...

Rob @ 4/18/2013 8:01 AM

Well said Arby...

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Bills for Extra LE Response for Ferguson, Mo., Coming Due
Now that the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., apparently has subsided, the bills soon will come...
Missouri Police Sued for $40 Million Over Actions in Ferguson Protests
A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Mo., after a white officer killed a...
Shot California Officer Still in Coma
San Bernardino (Calif.) PD Officer Gabriel Garcia remains in critical condition and in a...
Texas Constable Killed in Patrol Car Accident
A long-time Titus County, Texas, constable has died following a wreck in Mt. Pleasant...
Border Patrol Revamps Practices to Settle Lawsuit
U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine