Threatening letter, white powder mailed to Fulton County Republican Party

- Another letter containing a white substance, this time mailed to the Fulton County Republican Party.

“Felt like there was a substance in it, didn't open it, called the police, they came out here,” said Fulton County Republican Chairman, Trey Kelly.

Chairman Kelly said the envelope was addressed to the Fulton County Republican headquarters in Sandy Springs. Hazmat teams responded to Kelly’s home after he brought the mail from their headquarters to his Buckhead home.

“They came out and inspected it and fortunately there was nothing in there," said Kelly adding that the substance tested was not lethal.

RELATED: Karen Handel's home target of suspicious package

Just last week, Hazmat teams responded to now elected Representative Karen Handle’s Roswell neighborhood after she and other residents received envelopes with a white substance containing a letter with vulgar language directed at Handel.

A similar letter, filled with white powder and death threats, was mailed to FOX 5 Atlanta as well. The author accused President Donald Trump of genocide and FOX News of conspiring with Trump in a fascist takeover of the country.

RELATED: Threatening letter, powder delivered to FOX 5 Atlanta studios

“Very serious, a lot of resources expended, a lot of nerves frayed, a lot of concern generated,” said Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent, Stephen Emmett.

The envelopes being investigated by the FBI have a Greenville return address.

In wake of the recent shooting in Virginia targeting republicans at a congressional baseball practice, law enforcement is taking these threats very seriously.

 “It's concerning in general that anybody is getting things like that, threats and what not due to political reasons whether its democrats or republicans,” said Kelly. “It's unfortunate that people feel the desire to do that.”

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in - includes advertiser stories