Several reputable news outlets (and CNN) are reporting tonight that an arrest has been made in connection with ricin-tainted letters mailed to Washington, D.C. Thanks to CNN’s performance earlier today, plenty are hesitant to believe the news, but we do have a name in the case: Kenneth Curtis of Tupelo, Miss. Curtis is being called a “frequent letter writer” to the Capitol.
The first letter detected was addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and signed “K.C.”
We’re learning more about the suspect (and Mississippi) from Twitter, though these amateur reports have yet to be confirmed.
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All of those people joking about the media getting it wrong weren’t joking after all. As NBC’s Andrea Mitchell notes, news outlets are now calling the suspect by his actual name. Kenneth Curtis of Tupelo is now Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Miss.