The FBI says a man arrested in north Mississippi is accused of sending ricin-tainted letters to President Obama and Senator Roger Wicker, according to the Associated Press.
Federal authorities identifies suspect in ricin letters as Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, of Corinth, Miss.
Officials say the letters were mailed from a Memphis post office, about 100 miles west of Corinth.
Shock and disbelief is how metro area residents are reacting to the news that someone who try to harm Wicker or his staff. "Concerns me someone would do that to one of our senators he's not harmed anyone," said Corean Wheeler from Jackson.
Mississippi Republican party chairman Joe Nosef tells us he's glad the poisoned envelopes were intercepted at a suburban Washington DC mail processing center before they could reach their intended target.
Investigators say the dangerous letters were discovered at a mail processing center in suburban Washington D.C. before they could make it the White House or Wicker's office.