Authorities Respond to Suspicious Letter Sent to Home of Sen. Susan Collins

Authorities responded on Monday to a “suspicious letter” delivered to Senator Susan Collins‘ home in Bangor, Maine.

Bangor Police Department Sergeant Wade Betters held a press event today where he confirmed that the local fire department and a hazmat team was dispatched to Collins’ residence over a letter sent her way. The residence was sealed off with police tape and Betters said an investigation is underway, though he wouldn’t say why exactly the letter raised flags among law enforcement.

“We are currently on the scene. The investigation is ongoing,” Betters said. “There is no information to suggest the public at large is in any danger at all at this time.”

A spokesperson for Collins told Fox News that the senator was not at home during the incident, though her husband was.

While it’s unclear what prompted the emergency situation, Collins has been dealing with waves of criticism recently in the aftermath of the Brett Kavanaugh saga. During the confirmation process, Collins said her office had received a number of threatening messages.

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