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New Ricin Suspect Flees Through Woods

But authorities know how to contact Everett Dutschke: lawyer
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2013 5:54 AM CDT
New Ricin Suspect Flees Through Woods
Federal agents inspect the Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Everett Dutschke near the site of a martial arts studio he once operated, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Tupelo, Miss.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Everett Dutschke, whose home was searched in connection with ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and others, has apparently gone into hiding—though his lawyer says the FBI knows how to get in touch with him. Talking to the media earlier this week, Dutschke said, "I don't know how much more of this I can take," the AP reports. A friend says he "helped him get out of the spotlight" afterward.

The two fled through the woods, where Dutschke met with another person who drove him away, the friend says. Before hitting the woods, the men had stayed briefly at another home; authorities yesterday investigated that home. There's no warrant for Dutschke's arrest, his lawyer notes. (Read more ricin stories.)

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