from the inbox:
Yesterday evening, the Trivedi for Congress offices were briefly closed after an individual threatened over the phone to commit an act of gun violence. Local law enforcement were notified immediately, and extra security measures have been taken.
All Trivedi for Congress and coordinated campaign offices in the Sixth District will be open today, with hundreds of volunteers expected to help get out the vote for Dr. Trivedi in tomorrow's election.
Dr. Trivedi released this statement Monday morning:
"I am grateful for the outstanding law enforcement officers in the Sixth District for their quick response after this threat was made and their commitment to safeguarding the election process.
"Threatening gun violence is no joke, especially when too many innocent people have died or been wounded this year in shootings across our commonwealth. That's why I support bipartisan, commonsense background check laws to keep dangerous guns out of the hands of criminals, the mentally ill, terror suspects, and domestic abusers.
"I encourage all those who are concerned about gun violence - especially the responsible gun owners in our communities - to stand up to threats like this and come out to volunteer and to vote tomorrow."
Information pertaining to the individual responsible for the threat made against the Trivedi for Congress office has been turned over to local law enforcement in West Chester, Trooper, Wyomissing, Paoli and Royersford, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Dr. Trivedi is locked in a tight race for the Sixth District in what is expected to be one of the closest races around the country this year.