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Henrico resident reports receiving 'disturbing' letter from hate group

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Posted at 6:21 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 18:26:17-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Henrico County Police are investigating after a resident reported receiving a disturbing letter from a hate group.

Police say a Sandston resident reported receiving a letter in the mail this week with a "disturbing message" concerning political retribution from a known hate group.

Investigators have not released any additional information about the letter or the hate group.

Henrico Police say they have increased patrols in and around the community in which the letter was received and are working closely with federal partners, including the US Postal Inspection Service.

“We are committed to the safety and well-being of our community members,” said Chief Eric English. “Acts of intimidation will not be tolerated in our community. Anyone committing criminal acts will be charged accordingly.”

If you have received a letter similar in nature, or have information regarding this case, contact the Henrico Police at (804) 501-5000, U.S. Postal Inspection Service at (877) 876-2455, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at P3Tips.com or (804) 780-1000.