Transcript for Arrest Made in Ricin-Laced Letter Case
baseball. To a developing story abou those letters laced with deadly poison ricin. Sent to washington, one of them addressed to president obama. Authorities first zeroed in on someone else. Why the change and how did these two men know each other? It is a twisted tail and reena ninan is at the white house tonight. Reporter: Karate teacher james everett dutschke was arrested early this morning. Now the focus of the investigation into ricin laced letters sent to the president and a mississippi senator. Have you ever handled ricin before? No. I wouldn't recognize ricin if i saw it. Reporter: This week he opened up his home and business so investigators could search them. Everyone has something suspicious in their house, but, no, nothing related to these letters. Dutschke knew this man, kevin curtis, the elvis impersonator the fbi had taken into custody earlier this week. No incriminating evidence was found and he was cleared after a harrowing experience. Overwhelming to say the least. It's overwhelming. Reporter: Curtis's attorney believed he was framed by dutschke saying the two had an ongoing feud. These cases aren't easy to crack. It took the fbi seven years to solve the 2001 anthrax letters case andars to catch the unabomber. Many of his bombs were mailed. Evidence is evidence. When you are limited to what you have it limits your ability to move forward in a speedy fashion. Reporter: A white house official says they will continue processing mail at a separation location away from the white house. As for dutschke he appears in court on monday charged with processing, developing and stock piling a biological toxin.
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