BOSTON — The FBI and U.S. Postal Inspector are working with police in New Hampshire to find whoever mailed threatening letters to President Trump supporters. Three people in Milford and two in Brookline received the same threatening letter.
“I just stood there kind of in a state of shock like, ‘Holy Mary, mother of God, I got one,’” Kelly, who asked we not use her last name, said.
It was Saturday, Oct. 17 when Kelly opened the letter.
“It was a tri-folded piece of paper and it had tape on it,” Kelly said.
Part of it read, “Your address has been added into our database as a target for when we attack should Trump not concede the election. We recommend that you check your home insurance policy and make [sure] that it is correct and that it has adequate coverage for fire damage.”
“You kind of stand there and you’re like, ‘What do I think? What am I supposed to do?’” she said.
It’s no secret that Kelly is a Trump supporter. She describes her front yard as, ‘Trumped out.’ Kelly said she’s had signs and flags stolen before but whoever wrote this letter took it too far.
“You’ve infringed on my personal life now. You’re not just attacking my party or who I represent but you’re attacking my home, my family, you’re threatening me with burning down my house,” she said.
Three people in Milford and two in Brookline received the letters.
“It is very disturbing. It’s very serious. That’s why you have all these agencies involved,” Milford Police Capt. Craig Frye said.
Along with local police, the FBI and U.S. Postal Inspector are investigating.
“We have sent the letters to our laboratory in Dulles, Virginia for further examination of those letters,” Lori McCallister with the U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office said.
Police say all the people who received the letters are Trump supporters but that doesn’t necessarily mean Biden supporters sent them.
“We are trying to figure out who actually sent the letters, if they are in relationship to Trump supporters at this point. That’s not to say who actually sent them or if it’s political in nature,” Capt. Frye said.
Kelly says it’s not just about President Trump, she’s a lifelong Republican and has never been shy about it, but now she’s uneasy.
“I’m always looking out the window now. The dog is always at the door,” she said.
In order to stay safe, Kelly and her husband installed cameras and asked neighbors to stay on the lookout.
“I believe in my First Amendment right. I believe in my Second Amendment right and I believe in my police station that’s local. I fell like they’re watching out,” she said.
All the letters have Manchester postmarks on them but the Postal Inspector’s Office says that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s where they were mailed from.
Still, investigators are confident they’ll find whoever is behind this.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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