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Tennessee authorities, FBI investigating ‘concerning’ letters left at churches


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Authorities in Tennessee and the FBI are investigating “relating to” letters remaining on the entrance doorway of many churches, a Masonic lodge and a business enterprise, they mentioned Monday. 

Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins reported his agency has been mindful of the letters due to the fact Thursday but there ended up no precise threats made. As of Monday, seven letters have been observed, he stated. 

They ended up still left at five at neighborhood Baptist church buildings, just one at a Jellico small business and 1 at a masonic lodge.

Goins mentioned there had been rumors that a attainable taking pictures was prepared. He did not present particulars on what was composed in the typed-up letters. 

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The Campbell County Sheriff's Office said several

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Business office explained quite a few “concerning” letters had been left at community church buildings, a lodge and small business. The letters prompted added police patrols in the group, officers claimed Monday.
(Campbell County Sheriff’s Business)

“We experienced some disturbing points in these letters but there is nothing specific,” Goins claimed. Responsing to rumors of a shooting in the is effective, he reported, “I do not know how that got began, mainly because it truly is not accurate.”

As a precaution, there had been added law enforcement patrols around the church buildings all through Sunday, he mentioned. 

Authorities have been speaking about the letters with the FBI and state authorities. Investigators are reviewing surveillance video at one particular spot that gained a letter, Goins claimed. 

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“We want to know about these letters if you uncover any,” he claimed. “We want to know that we’re safe. We want to know that our folks are safe and sound. At this point, I assume we are, but we are not going to just take any probabilities.”

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