Businessman Andrew Yang‘s presidential campaign says it has contacted the FBI after receiving several death threats during its latest swing through New Hampshire.
Emails sent to Yang’s campaign and reviewed by The Hill showed a user going by the name “HitmanYang” threatening to shoot members of Yang’s camp while they were in the Granite State.
Many of the emails referenced the campaign’s tweets, threatening that if the number of tweets from the candidate reached an unspecified threshold that members of the campaign would be shot.
One of the emails suggested that more than one individual was involved and that money had been pooled to bet on how many tweets Yang’s campaign would send over a span of about a week.
“Recently, the campaign received threats via email regarding the candidate and specific public events. Due to certain specific information contained in the emails, and out of an abundance of caution, we immediately contacted the FBI and local enforcement and have been working with them,” a Yang campaign official told The Hill.
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SOURCE: The Hill, Tal Axelrod