S Secret Service official: Letter with suspicious substance sent to Obama
By Kristen Welker and Erin McClam, NBC News A letter addressed to President Barack Obama containing a suspicious substance was received at a White House mail facility and is being tested, a Secret Service official told NBC News on Wednesday. A federal law enforcement official said that the letter was “very similar” to one addressed to a senator that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin.
Authorities cleared a Senate office building
gee. i sure didnt see this coming <sarcasm>
Federal agents on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the mailing of letters to President Barack Obama and a U.S. senator that initially tested positive for the poison ricin.
The suspect was identified as Kenneth Curtis of Tupelo, Miss., federal officials told NBC News.
Both letters carried an identical closing statement, according to an FBI bulletin obtained by NBC News on Wednesday.
According to the FBI bulletin, both letters, postmarked April 8, 2013 out of Memphis, Tenn., included an identical phrase, “to see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”
In addition, both letters are signed: “I am KC and I approve this message.”