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Released Ricin Suspect Recalls ‘Surreal’ Arrest, Interrogation [Video]

Ricin suspect recalls arrest

Paul Kevin Curtis, the Mississippi man who found himself charged with sending ricin-laced letters to public officials including President Obama, has been making the talk show rounds to detail his “surreal” arrest and interrogation at the hands of federal law enforcement officials.

Curtis’ name was thrust into headlines last week after he was arrested at his Corinth, Mississippi home on suspicion of sending highly poisonous letters to Obama, Senator Roger Wicker and a Lee County, Mississippi judge. He was released after “new information” became available in the case but not before a few days at the hands of aggressive interrogators.

“It looked like a scene out of a movie,” Curtis recalled of his arrest and detention. “I was just overwhelmed. I just kept asking, ‘what is ricin? What did I do?’”

“I do believe that someone who was familiar and is familiar with Kevin just simply took his personal information and did this to him,” said his defense attorney Christi McCoy. “It is absolutely horrific that someone would do this.”

The 45-year-old Elvis impersonator seems harmless enough but said that he believes he was framed by someone who follows him on social media, where he is a “vocal online activist.”

Indeed, the letters were signed “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance,” and “I am KC and I approve this message,” which are actual phrases commonly used by Curtis online.

“I think now, how many people are thrown in jail because of circumstantial evidence and someone can frame you that easily,” he said.

You can check out an interview between Paul Kevin Curtis and TODAY‘s Savannah Guthrie below:

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