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FBI: Miss. man arrested, accused in ricin letters

3 years 5 months 1 week ago April 17, 2013 Apr 17, 2013 Wednesday, April 17 2013 April 17, 2013 6:30 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. - A man in Mississippi has been arrested and accused of sending letters with suspected ricin poison to President Barack Obama and other leaders.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was arrested Wednesday.

Authorities still waited for definitive tests on the letters to Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., which had raised concern at a time when many people were jittery after the Boston bombings.

An FBI intelligence bulletin obtained by The Associated Press said those two letters were postmarked Memphis, Tenn.

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