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All right breaking news now here in The Fox Report -- that police have just arrested someone for mailing letters containing the poison rice said.
Investigators saying there early tests -- letter sent to President Obama and Mississippi Republican senator Roger Wicker were positive for rice -- Now word they've arrested a man and Tupelo Mississippi in that case.
Likening has been on the story throughout -- -- he's live in the late for us tonight what can we report Mike what are you getting.
Bill we have several law enforcement sources who tell us that a man by the name of Kenneth Curtis.
Tupelo Mississippi has been arrested in connection with these letters.
That have tested positive for -- and that have been sent to addressed to President Obama and senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi sources early on in the investigation were telling us.
That it was somebody from Mississippi from senator workers home state.
And the FBI bulletin that we've been reporting from that we obtained it early today says the two letters that were sent were signed.
I am KC.
And I approve this message.
Casey may translate to Kenneth Curtis.
It is unclear when charges will be filed weather will be later tonight or tomorrow but again to recap.
To several federal law enforcement sources say arrest has been made.
Kenneth Curtis from Tupelo Mississippi and we are gathering facts as quickly as possible -- Yeah.
My throughout the day you've been reporting that -- whomever was the person who mailed these letters.
Apparently -- it was pretty well known.
Among legislators there on the on the house and the senate side does this coincide with that information -- -- tonight.
They said that this guy was a frequent letter writer to lawmakers here on Capitol Hill federal officials throughout -- ten.
And again from the FBI bulletin that we obtained early today they said that.
He signed it I am Casey and I approve this message and so.
He seemed pretty cavalier about that he did not put a -- the suspect did not put a return address on these letters.
But they seem fairly confident early on that they knew it was somebody from Mississippi somebody who frequently wrote letters to lawmakers and other federal officials.
And to recap.
An arrest made within the last hour or so ago.
-- not to be clear since the anthrax attacks in the fall 2001.
You know congress changed the way it receives mail.
That what we know at the White House the mail receiving -- not the White House and some other part of Washington.
-- DC but how did the senate and the house changed their tactics because met Mitch McConnell said earlier today that the system that was put in place back then.
Work today go ahead and spend.
Absolutely right bill and they moved it off sides and he went to.
Facility in land over Maryland where all the mail that comes to -- United States senator's office.
He's screen tested.
And essentially checked to make sure it is clear before they pass it on to the capitol complex.
So did not get anywhere close to the capitol complex and Jay Carney told us today at the White House that.
It did not get anywhere close to the White House -- President Obama himself.
Senator McConnell was quite happy this morning.
I said justice would prevail but said.
The bottom line was they learned a lot from those 2001 anthrax letter attacks.
And they make sure that these letters in this case I did not get anywhere close to the lawmaker into the -- the United States.
And so bottom line.
The system worked in this case -- Yeah you won't -- more thing here Mike is the case considered closed or is there a possibility of more letters being received out there.
They are on the lookout for other suspicious letters we had a bunch of office is evacuated or.
Cleared in Hazmat uniforms come into the capital -- offices.
Around the capitol complex and also some -- and district offices.
Just to be abundantly cautious to make sure if there's anything suspicious.
That it was.
Carefully checked out because of course one thing we know is that rice and then.
Very small amounts can be quite lethal quite deadly and so.
-- every precaution was taken here on Capitol Hill and in many senators' offices around the country to make sure.
Anything funny in the mail was double -- bill.
Thank you -- good work Mike Emanuel with a breaking news from Capitol Hill tonight -- await more developments and out of two below Mississippi with the latest on this there was a lot of news to file.
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