Letters were sent to President Obama, and to Republican Senator Roger Wicker, (R), Mississippi, that contained Ricin, a deadly poison. The letters were intercepted by facilities which screen mail sent to government officials. An announcement has been made about an arrest.
The letters were all postmarked in Memphis, Tennessee, but the arrest was made in Mississippi.
The FBI says both letters say: “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.” Both letters are signed, “I am KC and I approve this message.”
The subject is identified as Kenneth Curtis of Tupelo, Mississippi. The sender of the letters, one official said, “may have stumbled onto something,” but it’s unknown if he actually made full-blown ricin toxin.
Ricin is made from castor beans and can kill within 36 hours. There is no antidote. Some threatening letters simply contain ground castor beans, resulting in a positive field test for ricin without the concentrated poison. Results from full laboratory tests are expected in the next 24 to 48 hours.
There has been no motive reported as yet. The FBI is expected to release more details on Thursday.
The FBI says that there is no link between the bombings in Boston and the poisoned letters.
Columnist-The Guardian Express