This undated photo obtained from the facebook page of Paul Kevin Curtis, shows, according to neighbors, Paul Kevin Curtis, 45. Curtis was arrested Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at his home in Corinth, near the Tennessee state line. He is accused of mailing letters with suspected ricin to to national leaders. Credit: AP
OXFORD, Miss. (TheBlaze/AP) -- A team of law enforcement officers has entered the home of a Mississippi man accused of sending letters with poisonous ricin to the president and others.
At least a dozen armed officers wearing gas masks and hazardous-material suits went into the home Thursday evening in Corinth, about 100 miles east of Memphis, Tenn.
There was no immediate word on what they found inside.
Police had blocked off the home with crime-scene tape since Paul Kevin Curtis' arrest on Wednesday. No neighbors have been evacuated.
United States Capitol Police, background left, begin a neighborhood canvas, while Corinth police secure a house, front left, in the West Hills Subdivision in Corinth, Miss., on Thursday morning, April 18, 2013. Law enforcement officials blocked off a dwelling after taking Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, into custody under the suspicion of sending letters covered in ricin to the U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. Curtis was arrested at his home in Corinth, Miss. Credit: AP
The 45-year-old Curtis appeared briefly in court Thursday and his attorney said he was innocent.
His brother says the family hopes federal officials will make sure he gets treatment for his mental illness while he is in custody.
As TheBlaze reported extensively on Wednesday, Curtis has a very bizarre background. In online rantings, he has alleged a massive organ harvesting conspiracy and claims he was fired from a hospital after discovering severed body parts in a fridge. He is also an Elvis impersonator.
And there is much, much more. To read TheBlaze's initial report, click here.