Man Arrested in Ricin laced letters to lawmakers

The FBI is reporting that Paul Kevin Curtis (KC) was arrested in connection with the Ricin laced letters that were sent to Congress and the Arrest1President.  Curtis was arrested at his residence in Corinth, Mississippi.

The letters were tested positive for Ricin in a preliminary test and were signed  “I am KC and I approve this message.”

FBI Press Release:  UPDATE: Arrest Made in Suspicious Letters Investigation (Jackson press release, 8:30 p.m. EDT, 4/17/13)

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.

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