Charges against an Elvis impersonator from Mississippi who was accused of sending ricin-laced letters to the President and others have been dropped. Paul Kevin Curtis was released from custody, while the home of a second man was searched
The FBI has identified a Mississippi man suspected of mailing letters containing poisonous ricin as 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis. Curtis was arrested Wednesday evening near Memphis.
An envelope addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive Tuesday for ricin, a potentially fatal poison, congressional officials said, heightening concerns about terrorism a day after a bombing at the Boston Marathon.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney addresses the letter that was sent to President Obama with traces of ricin.