United States Republican Senator John Cornyn’s office was evacuated Wednesday after a suspicious piece of mail was received.

 

Senator John Cornyn - Facebook

 

A police hazmat team investigated the Farmers Branch office after a suspicious letter was reported to authorities. Two office workers were exposed to the package, but no illnesses have been reported. Poison tests on the package were negative.

Several suspicious packages were mailed to government offices around the country this week. Two letters were sent to President Barack Obama Tuesday containing the substance ricin. Other letters containing ricin were also sent to Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

An arrest has been made in connection with those letters. Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Miss. was arrested yesterday evening. One letter received by a White House mail screening center read:

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.

 

Ricin Package Suspect Paul Kevin Curtis - Facebook

 

According to a USA Today report, Curtis believed he had uncovered a government conspiracy to harvest and sell human body parts. This may have been his motivation for sending the poison-laced packages. According to that same report, Curtis is an entertainer  who also owns a cleaning business. His family says he had often expressed frustration with the government, but they cannot believe that he would be involved in a case like this.