The FBI said Thursday it confirmed the presence of the deadly poison ricin in letters sent to a U.S. senator and President Barack Obama. A suspect has been arrested in the case.
That suspect appeared Thursday in federal court in Oxford Mississippi.
During a four-minute hearing, Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander ordered Paul Kevin Curtis - who appeared in court with attorney Christi McCoy - to remain in custody until a grand jury issues an expected indictment and a preliminary and detention hearing on April 29.
Earlier Thursday, the 45-year-old resident of Corinth, Mississippi, was charged with sending a threat to the president.
A criminal complaint charged Curtis with "knowingly depositing for conveyance in the mail and for delivery from any post office any letter, paper, writing or document containing threats to take the life of or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States."
The federal complaint further charges him with sending "communications addressed to other persons, and containing a threat to injure the person of others."FULL STORY