Montana lawmakers are the latest lawmakers to receive “anonymous, threatening letters containing white powder” amid an FBI investigation into similar incidents across the state, according to state officials.
“At least two Montana legislators received suspicious packages in the mail containing a white powder. At the moment, both are fine, and law enforcement officers are investigating and will test the substance,” he states The Senate GOP tweeted.
Gov. Greg Gianforte said Friday that he has “received disturbing reports that Montana legislators are receiving anonymous, threatening letters containing white powder. The state will deploy whatever resources are necessary to support law enforcement officers as they investigate.”
On Thursday, Republican state lawmakers in Tennessee received threatening letters containing a suspicious substance. The letters were sent to GOP lawmakers’ offices in the Cordell Hull State Office Building on the state Capitol grounds in Nashville, officials said. The FBI said the letters contained an “unknown substance.”
Last week, around 100 letters containing a white powder were sent to civil servants through Kansas.