HANOVER — Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign has asked the FBI to investigate emailed threats about the California businessman’s Monday town hall in Hanover.
Chief Charlie Dennis of the Hanover Police Department said the campaign contacted the police ahead of the Monday town hall. The Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign told police it had received threats about the event.
Dennis said police provided extra security at the town hall, which about 100 people attended.
In a statement on Wednesday, a Yang campaign official said the campaign had received threats by email. The threats referred to “specific public events,” the statement read.
“Due to certain specific information contained in the emails, and out of an abundance of caution, we immediately contacted the FBI and local enforcement and have been working with them,” the official wrote.
“The candidate’s safety and the safety of the public at-large is our utmost priority and we’ll continue to stay alert while following the guidance of law enforcement to take any necessary security measures.”
The FBI declined to comment.