US soldier’s kin receiving threats: FBI

June 09, 2014 - 4:56:48 am
A May 31, 2014 file photo shows Bob and Jani Bergdahl, the parents of freed US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON: The FBI confirmed yesterday it was investigating threats to the family of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

Without giving details of the nature or origin of the threats, the statement from FBI spokeswoman Jacqueline Maguire said the investigators were taking the threats “seriously.”

“We are aware of the threats and are working with our local law enforcement partners to investigate,” Maquire said.

Bergdahl’s hometown of Hailey, Idaho has also experienced a backlash over their support for him, according to media reports.  A massive town celebration planned for June 28 was cancelled over security concerns.

Shopkeepers and town and county officials said since Bergdahl’s release the town has received angry phone calls and emails, the newspaper said. AFP

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