Second Ricin Letter Addressed to President Obama – Update

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Update: A man from Tupelo Tennessee, Kenneth Curtis, has been arrested in the case. He was a frequent letter writer to DC.

He is alleged to have sent them from Memphis. One of the sentences in the letter was, “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance. I am KC and I approve this message.”

You sign all your threatening mail, don’t you?

Update: Senator Flake has allegedly received a suspicious letter. The powder in the letter addressed to President Obama is ricin, law enforcement confirms.

Original Story: ABC News is reporting Wednesday morning that a second letter sent to the U.S. Senate contains a suspicious substance. The letter was addressed to President Obama. This comes one day after a letter testing positive for ricin was sent to Republican Senator Roger Wicker.

A letter was discovered at a postal facility at 3601 Pennsy Drive in Hyattsville. Hazardous materials teams could be seen and the facility is on lockdown.

The tweet sent out by ABC reporter, Terry Moran:

Ricin has no antidote and inhaling even a small amount can be deadly.

via daily mail

  • Envelope was intercepted at a post office in Maryland on Tuesday
  • It was sent to Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi 
  • Just a few salt-sized grains of ricin, which is naturally found in castor beans, can be fatal to humans
  • FBI and Capitol police said they have suspect in mind
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, said suspect has often sent letters to members of Congress
  • Incident comes the day after Boston Marathon bombings, calling back to the 2001 anthrax attacks in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 attacks
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