Alvin Bragg Received Death Threat, White Powder
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg has received a threatening letter containing an unidentified white powder, according to a report from NBC News. The threat became known hours after former President Donald Trump hinted at “death and destruction” should he be charged by Bragg.
Bragg is currently investigating a hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 election, and a grand jury is reportedly poised to indict Trump on charges relating to the payment.
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According to law enforcement sources who spoke to NBC News, the letter — which contained a small amount of white powder and the message “ALVIN: I AM GOING TO KILL YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!” — was discovered Friday. No injuries were reported and an evacuation was not carried out.
The letter “was immediately contained and [the] NYPD Emergency Service Unit and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection determined there was no dangerous substance,” said the DA’s office in a statement to NBC.
According to ABC News, Bragg sent an email to staffers Friday afternoon indicating that the powder was not hazardous. Bragg thanked staffers for their “strength and professionalism” in the face of “distressing disruptions,” including threatening emails and calls.
The FBI and NYPD are both involved in the investigation.
Trump has launched an all-out assault against Bragg and his investigation. In an early morning Truth Social post on Friday, Trump warned of “death and destruction,” should he be charged by Bragg. He scoffed at the calls for peaceful protests on Thursday.
Rolling Stone reported later on Thursday that Trump is already planning to retaliate against Bragg should he win back the White House in 2024. “The [former] president has asked people to draw up a plan for how to deal with Alvin Bragg and how the Department of Justice could respond to Bragg’s ‘illegal’ investigation of the president,” one source said.
Rolling Stone reported earlier this week that intelligence agencies are already reporting a surge in online threats of violence ahead of potential charges against Trump. Three government intelligence bulletins and various senior officials indicate that they have observed an increase in calls for lethal violence towards government and officials, including Bragg.
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