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Wed Oct 20, 2021, 07:02 PM

Virginia State Police investigating death threat against McAuliffe

Source: The Hill

The Virginia State Police confirmed on Wednesday they are investigating a death threat made Tuesday against gubernatorial candidate and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D).

"The Virginia State Police is in receipt of the threat and has forwarded it to our Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Team, as is done with any email of an alarming/threatening nature that is received by a candidate running for elected office. No arrest or charges have been placed at this time," Corinne Geller, public relations director for the Virginia State Police, said in a statement.

Due to the threat, McAuliffe was assigned protection at an event in Charlottesville on Wednesday. Gubernatorial candidates do not normally receive security in Virginia.

The Hill obtained a copy of the emailed threat, which read, "If I get the opportunity I will shoot Terry! MAGA."



Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/virginia-state-police-investigating-death-threat-against-mcauliffe/ar-AAPLjmt?li=BB141NW3

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 20 OP
TomSlick Oct 20 #1
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AngryOldDem Oct 23 #4
Yonnie3 Oct 21 #3
AngryOldDem Oct 23 #5

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Oct 20, 2021, 07:38 PM

1. Entirely predictable.

If the GQPers would invade the Capitol to overturn an election, they would not hesitate to kill (or at least threaten to kill) a Democratic candidate.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 21, 2021, 10:02 AM

2. I agree wholeheartedly. Canada just made it a federal crime

to harass or threaten a school board member or healthcare worker.
I wish we would do the same + include those who serve in government.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 02:27 PM

4. Absolutely.

Itís even filtered down to local school board members, FFS.

We are heading into another era of political violence. Going into 2024 is going to be frightening indeed.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 21, 2021, 06:26 PM

3. Update from Virginia State Police PIO Corinne Geller




Update from Virginia State Police PIO Corinne Geller: Person who sent email threat to @TerryMcAuliffe was an 81-year-old man from Williamsburg.

Police spoke to him, no charges will be placed.


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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 02:29 PM

5. I'm sorry, but there should be at least some consequence here.

Old man got a good talking-to and promised to never do it again. Stakes are getting too high.

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