Flake later issued a statement on Wednesday saying no dangerous materials were detected in the mailings. One of them originated in Tennessee, Flake told reporters outside the Senate.
It is unclear if there was a connection linking the series of suspicious items delivered to politicians.
Man arrested for ricin letter sent to Obama
For Washingtonians, the situation was an unsettling reminder of events of nearly 12 years ago when letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to the Washington offices of two senators and to media outlets in New York and Florida, not long after the Sept. It noted that filters at a second government mail screening facility had preliminarily tested positive for ricin this morning and mail from that facility was also being tested.
Ricin is a lethal poison found naturally in castor beans, but it takes a deliberate act to convert it into a biological weapon. Ricin can cause death within 36 to 72 hours from exposure to an amount as small as a pinhead. No known antidote exists. Capitol in 2004, when tests showed positive on a letter in a Senate mail room that served the office of Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican who was then Senate majority leader. Capitol Police said over the public address system in Senate office buildings.
what, he said. records show a Paul Kevin Curtis lived until recently in Booneville, Mississippi. Randy Tolar, a sheriff in Prentiss County, where Booneville is located, said he knew a Paul Kevin White Prada Handbag
Two law enforcement sources said investigators believed the man arrested was the same person as Kevin Curtis, who they say has posted rants on the Internet and performed as an entertainer and Elvis Presley impersonator.
The tests were being conducted at Fort Detrick, in Frederick, Maryland, a government source said.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama had been briefed on the situation.
Democratic Senator Carl Levin said one of his Michigan regional offices had also received a suspicious letter, but it was not opened.
The envelopes believed to contain ricin both bore postmarks from Memphis, Tennessee, and were dated April 8. Wharton noted in a statement, however, that it did not mean the letters originated in that city.
The FBI said the envelope sent to Obama was received at a mail screening facility outside the White House and was immediately quarantined.
In Ohio, Columbus police responded to a report of a suspicious letter received on Wednesday at Republican Senator Rob Portman office, but determined it was not dangerous, Portman office said.
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sent to Republican Senator Jeff Flake Phoenix office. Two staffers and a police officer were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure after reporting irritation when handling them.
Curtis who had been jailed at least four times in recent years, all on misdemeanor charges, including telephone harassment and stalking.
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An aide to Wharton said many areas near Memphis were included in its postmark including some in neighbouring northern Mississippi, Wicker state.
Police questioned a man with a backpack who had been delivering envelopes to Senate offices, a law enforcement official said. This delivery method broke the normal protocol, because no mail is supposed to be delivered without first being checked at an outside facility, Capitol officials said.
Justice Department said. Postal Inspection Service which contained a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin, the Justice Department said in a statement.
In an online comment on an Elvis blog post in 2007, a Kevin Curtis complained that several Elvis contests in several states rigged with hosts and judges getting kick backs. The signature was: is Kevin Curtis and I approve this message. District Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, who said he was related to Elvis Presley, told Reuters that Curtis contacted him via Facebook late on Sunday asking him if he was a relative of the late rock singer.
Following the arrest, Wicker issued a statement thanking the FBI and Capitol Police their professionalism and decisive action in keeping our family and staff safe from harm. Prada Mens Handbags capital and caused the temporary evacuation of parts of two Senate buildings. Most of the reports quickly proved to be false alarms, and business was only temporarily disrupted on Capitol Hill.
The letters to Obama and Wicker had identical language, included the phrase, see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance. They were signed, am KC and I approve this message, according to an FBI operations bulletin reviewed by Reuters.
The ricin poison scare hit Washington after bombings at the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured 176 on Monday, but the FBI said there was no indication the incidents were connected.
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