Feds Arrest Paul Kevin Curtis for Allegedly Sending Ricin-Laced Letters

Federal agents on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the mailing of letters to President Barack Obama and a U.S. senator that initially tested positive for the poison ricin.

The suspect was identified as Paul Kevin Curtis of Tupelo, Miss., federal officials told NBC News. They said he may appear in court as early as Wednesday night.

Both letters carried an identical closing statement, according to an FBI bulletin obtained by NBC News on Wednesday.

According to the FBI bulletin, both letters, postmarked April 8, 2013 out of Memphis, Tenn., included an identical phrase, “to see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”

In addition, both letters are signed: “I am KC and I approve this message.”

Suspicious envelopes were hand-delivered to the Capitol Hill offices of senators from Alabama and West Virginia, prompting evacuations of their staffs, and lockdowns of many more. Two other senators — from Arizona and Michigan — reported that authorities were investigating suspicious letters delivered to district offices in their home states.

People can be exposed to ricin by touching a ricin-laced letter or by inhaling particles that enter the air when the envelope is opened. Touching ricin can cause a rash but is not usually fatal. Inhaling it can cause trouble breathing, fever and other symptoms, and can be fatal.

Now the crazy part about the suspect (not that sending ricin-laced letters aren’t crazy) is that he’s a conspiracy theorist and Elvis impersonator.

The world we live in gets crazier by the day.

 

 

 

  • Marisa

    This dummy actually signed the letter with his own handwriting huh, just lock him up because its not like he just used baby powder as a joke. This is a toxic poison Ricin so he meant to do damage with it, I can only guess what his lame motive was but, its a threat against the President of the United States and a Senator and all those who came in contact with it. Whatever they legally do to him since he’s a conspiracy theorist he better have his defense say the man set him up lol.

  • The Comment

    Vaginas, bombings and ricin. The nut-jobs are busy, busy, busy!