Ricin Letters


Wed April 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Sent Suspicious Letter, Others Sent To Senate

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 7:04 pm

A Hazardous Materials Response Team (HAZMAT) truck outside the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
Jim Lo Scalzo EPA/Landov

Update at 8:44 p.m. ET. Authorities Make An Arrest:

Authorities have made an arrest in connection to the suspicious envelopes sent to a senator and President Obama.

The FBI identified the suspect as Paul Kevin Curtis.

The The Clarion Ledger reports:

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Tue April 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Envelope Sent To Senator's Office Tests Positive For Ricin Poision

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 5:45 am

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS).
Alex Wong Getty Images

Quoting "congressional and law enforcement sources," CNN is reporting that an envelope sent to a senator's office has tested positive for the poison ricin.

"After the envelope tested positive in a first routine test, it was retested two more times, each time coming up positive, the law enforcement source said," CNN reports. "The package was then sent to a Maryland lab for further testing."

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