Mail Threat Alert - June 2023
US Legislators Targeted with White-powder Threats
Three separate incidents of postal mail containing white powder threats, along with cryptic and threatening messages being delivered to U.S. lawmakers, state representatives, and other public officials. As of this report, over 100 pieces of mail were distributed to mostly Republicans, in Tennessee, Montana, and Kansas.
The mail items appeared innocuous as they included messages of congratulations or similar, intended to put the recipient at ease with what could otherwise be viewed as suspicious packages. It is worth noting that only some of these threat letters reached their intended targets. In some instances, shared addresses with multiple separate offices accidentally received the white powder threats.