Breaking: Arrest made in ricin letter case
HYATTSVILLE, MD - APRIL 16: Officials talk outside a mail sorting facility April 16, 2013 in Hyattsville, Maryland. An envelope addressed to U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) tested positive for ricin at the facility where mail bound for the U.S. Capitol is sorted. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
April 17th, 2013
07:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Breaking: Arrest made in ricin letter case

(CNN) – An arrest has been made in connection with letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker that authorities are testing to determine if they contain ricin, two federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

The person was arrested in the Tupelo, Mississippi, area, one of the officials said.


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  1. GI Joe

    Bet it's a bagger. They are the only ones that hate moderate republicans and the president.

    One down, 3000 more loudmouth baggers to go.

    Vote them out of congress as soon as possible.

    April 17, 2013 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  2. Borderless

    Was he really, really arrested, CNN?

    April 17, 2013 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  3. Didit

    More than likely listened to HATE AM, till it caused skull implosion. Most of the hate seems to come from this corner of the country. Maybe it's the water?

    April 17, 2013 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  4. Darla (Edmonton, Canada)

    CNN ... we should believe you on this arrest because ...? You've not been too accurate today on announcing arrests so how do we know if John King didn't make this one up as well?

    April 17, 2013 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    I bet this is the case of race. This idiot is in 2nd century while every nook end of the corner of globe is progressing–this brainless racist play cards–deplorable. Grow up–America–we will progress. Quit race. Let brain come forward. God bless!! USA the best.

    April 17, 2013 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  6. Dan

    CNN fails to mention the political party this crazy is part of....bet you can't guess which party that is...there would be no need to guess if he was associated with a conservative group, it would have been part of the headline. Self identified democrat, go figure.

    April 18, 2013 02:38 am at 2:38 am |
  7. It's my country and I'll laugh at it if I want to

    any bets on the political position of this nutcase?
    like it really matters?
    off with his head and down the rat hole to sing to his new friends at the big house.

    April 18, 2013 04:45 am at 4:45 am |