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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

North Mississippi man arrested in toxic letters investigation

At approximately 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, FBI Special Agents arrested Paul Kevin Curtis, the individual believed to be responsible for the mailings of the three letters sent through the U. S. Postal 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.

Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Mississippi, stated the individual was arrested at his residence in Corinth, following an investigation conducted by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces, Memphis and Jackson Divisions, the United States Capitol Police, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the United States Secret Service, aided by the following state and local agencies: Mississippi National Guard 47th Civil Support Team; Mississippi Office of Homeland Security; Lee County Sheriff’s Office; Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office; Corinth Police Department; Booneville Police Department; and the Tupelo Police Department. (April 17, 2013)

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