UPDATE 12:41 PM EST
Associated Press is reporting that Paul Kevin Curtis, man accused of mailing suspected ricin is charged with threatening President Obama and others.
Just a day after letters laced with the poison ricin were sent to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss) and President Barack Obama, authorities arrested a suspect.
Paul Kevin Curtis was picked up in Corinth, Miss., which is also the hometown of Sen. Wicker.
According to a FBI statement:
He is “believed to be responsible for the mailings of the three letters sent through the U.S. Postal Inspection 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 letter addressed to President Obama that tested positive for the poison ricin included the message:
“To see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance,” according to a source familiar with an investigation of the incident.
“I am KC and I approve this message,” the letter read.
The Justice Department released this statement regarding the arrest.