Milford, NH – Police are searching for those responsible for sending letters to multiple President Trump supporters, threatening to burn their houses down.
“Dear neighbor,” one of the anonymous letters read, according to WMUR. “You have been identified by our group as being a Trump supporter. Your address has been added to our database as a target when we attack should Trump not concede the election.”
The letter warned the resident that she better have fire coverage as part of her homeowner’s insurance policy, WMUR reported.
“We recommend that you check your home insurance policy and make [sure] that it is current and that it has adequate coverage for fire damage,” the letter read. “You have been given ‘Fair Warning.’”
The writer further claimed that the recipients had “started this civil war,” and said they should “be prepared to face the severe consequences” of their “pre-emptive actions against democracy.”
According to Milford police, multiple other local residents who have signs in their yards in support of President Trump received the same letter.
Brookline Police Department (BPD) Chief Bill Quigley said that at least two residents in his department’s jurisdiction have also received the letters, WMUR reported.
In addition to facing potential felony criminal threatening charges, those responsible for sending out the letters could be charged federally.
“It’s on a felony level, because of the threat of burning homes down and causing injury, but it could also be with the postal inspectors, something on the federal level,” Chief Quigley told WMUR.
The chief said he was “quite shocked that anyone would send a letter out with that type of threat.”
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has been alerted about the threatening letters, as has the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office WMUR reported.