Republican Representative Tom Reed released an alarming statement about a threat that he and his family received outside their home in Corning, NY

A dead animal and a brick with the name of one of Representative Reed’s relatives was left outside his home address, an implied threat and act of political intimidation. Local authorities are investigating the incident.

Reed issued the following statement:

“Today, my family and I were threatened at our home in Corning. The cowards used a dead animal and a brick with a family member’s name on it to try to intimidate us. We assure everyone such threats only energize us to stand stronger. We thank the local police and federal authorities, who are already investigating this disgusting attack against my family. Across the country, politics has taken a disturbing turn. We have to overcome this. I know that we can. We are all Americans first. What unites us is far greater than our political differences.”