FBI probes threat to 'blow up' Denver-area refugee center

January 28, 2017 02:29

Anonymous notes threatening to "blow up" a refugee community center catering mainly to Muslim immigrants were found at the Denver-area building, prompting a hate-crime investigation by the FBI, police said on Friday.

The two identical, typewritten notes were left on Thursday in the parking lot and stairwell of the Mango House in the Denver suburb of Aurora, both with the message: "WERE GONNA BLOW UP ALL OF YOU REFUGEES," according to police spokesman Sergeant Chris Amsler.The threat surfaced amid heightened consternation in the Muslim-American community over an executive order signed on Friday by President Donald Trump to limit the flow of immigrants and refugees from some predominantly Muslim countries into the United States.

Police evacuated and checked the refugee center in Aurora after the notes were discovered but found no signs of explosives or other suspicious devices and have not identified any suspects, Amsler told Reuters.

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