Mississippi man arrested in connection to ricin letters sent to Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and a Mississippi official that initially tested positive for ricin.
The suspect has been identified as 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis of Tupelo, Miss. Tupelo is also the hometown of Wicker and his wife.The FBI confirmed earlier Wednesday that a letter addressed to President Obama had "preliminarily tested positive" for ricin, a day after lawmakers said another letter sent to the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Roger Wicker tested positive for the same substance.
The warnings came amid a flurry of reports on suspicious packages. Fox News learned of several suspicious packages or envelopes in various Capitol Hill office buildings, and Capitol Police said three packages that were flagged had been removed.
Separately, the office of Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., reported a "suspicious-looking letter" at one of the senator's Michigan offices; and a spokesman for Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., reported a "suspicious letter" was intercepted at Flake's Phoenix office. Authorities were also called to the Dallas office of Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, over what was described only as "a piece of mail" -- but field tests later came back negative.
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