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BREAKING: Another Republican Threatened in Roswell GA

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WSB Atlanta reports:

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 was shut down for several hours while crews investigated.

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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.

Two large trucks with government plates arrived shortly before 6:30 p.m. to help aid in the investigation.

One woman opened the envelope, found a white powdery substance inside and called police Thursday afternoon.

“We take all these threats seriously. We’ve been having a lot of issues with political signs over the past months. This has just been a situation over the campaign on both sides. We do not know the nature of the substance right now,” said Lisa Holland with the Roswell Police Department.

Handel said a statement on her Facebook page that she received one of those envelopes:

No illnesses have been reported from the envelopes.

Handel is the Republican candidate running for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District against Democrat Jon Ossoff.

The Ossoff campaign told Channel 2 Action News that campaign staff and the Ossoff family have also received multiple threats of violence during this election. Today, they hired a security detail.

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Police investigate report of suspicious package in Karen Hande…

BREAKING: Street in neighborhood where Karen Handel lives shut down as police respond to reported suspicious package http://2wsb.tv/2rvHCWy

Posted by WSB-TV on Thursday, June 15, 2017

 

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