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Apr 17, 2013 8:33 PM

Ricin Letter Suspect Identified

Authorities have arrested a Mississippi man believed responsible for letters apparently tainted with the poison ricin that were sent to President Obama and government offices, including that of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.

The FBI identified the man as Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Miss.

He was arrested at his home at approximately 5:15 CT, the FBI said in a written statement, adding he was "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."

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