Karen Handel, Republican Congressional candidate in Georgia’s sixth district, received a package with a threatening letter
Thursday afternoon, a suspicious package was delivered to the home of Republican Congressional Candidate in Georgia’s sixth district, Karen Handel.
Several of Handel’s neighbors also received packages containing a profane message and a “white powdery substance.”
A package recipient called local law enforcement, who quickly responded, shutting down the entire neighborhood.
Local news reported:
ROSWELL, Ga. – Authorities were called to the neighborhood where Karen Handel lives in Roswell after suspicious envelopes were found in mailboxes Thursday afternoon.
Police say Roxburg Drive off Old Alabama Road in the Country Club of Roswell is shut down while crews investigate.
At least five homes in the neighborhood received an envelope with a “white powdery substance” in it.
The FBI was called in to take the lead on the investigation.
The letter attached to the packages contains quite a bit of salty language:
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) June 15, 2017
Handel’s campaign released the following statement:
“This afternoon we had some suspicious packages delivered to our house and to our neighbors. The packages contained threatening letters and a suspicious substance. The police were quickly notified and street is now being blocked off. We will continue to coordinate with law enforcement as necessary.”
Thankfully, no injuries or illnesses have been reported as a result of the packages.
The Ossoff campaign (the Democrat contender in the race) told local news, “that campaign staff and the Ossoff family have also received multiple threats of violence during this election.” As a result, they’ve hired a security detail and called for a “dedoubled commitment to civility and unity.”
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