Man Charged With Threats Against Obama

An FBI affidavit links a 45-year-old to the suspicious letters addressed to President Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker.

Posted:
 
threatsagainstobama575
President Barack Obama (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(The Root) -- In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the Department of Justice announced that 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis, of Corinth, Miss., has been arrested on a criminal complaint charging him with making threats against President Obama and other suspicious communications.  

In an affidavit in support of the complaint charging Curtis, an FBI agent submits that there is probable cause to believe that Curtis sent letters to President Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Mississippi Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland that contained the following message and a substance that, in the letters to Obama and Wicker, preliminarily tested positive for the poison ricin:

No one wanted to listen to me before.

There are still 'Missing Pieces.'

Maybe I have your attention now

Even if that means someone must die.

This must stop.

To see a wrong and not expose it,

Is to become a silent partner to its continuance

I am KC and I approve this message

Comments
The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.