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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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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...

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