U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva’s congressional office is closed this afternoon as police respond to a suspicious piece of mail.
An envelope arrived with swastikas drawn on the outside and a white powdery substance on the inside, said Adam Sarvana, Grijalva’s spokesman.
The office is on lockdown as police investigate. Those outside the office are not allowed in, and the workers and constituents inside are not allowed to leave until police clear the scene, Sarvana said.
At about 1:45 p.m. there were several police and two fire vehicles outside the office.
It’s not the first time his office has been the target of threats.
Grijalva received death threats in April, shortly after SB1070 was signed into law and he called for a boycott in response. He closed his Tucson and Yuma offices as a result.In July, after he called off the boycott, staffers found a bullet and a shattered window inside his Yuma office
Thursday, October 21, 2010
This is terrorism.