Jefferson City Lawmakers Threatening Emails

March 3, 2012 by staff 

Jefferson City Lawmakers Threatening Emails, Missouri lawmakers are on edge after someone sent threatening emails to a number of state senate leaders this week.

On Tuesday morning, an eastern Missouri man angry over rising gas prices allegedly sent a threatening email to at least six lawmakers. According to authorities, the email used explicit language and made a reference to the shooting of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Authorities say that the man also mentioned Missouri state senators Robin Wright-Jones, Jack Goodman, Victor Callahan and Jolie Justus by name.

Capitol police say that the incident, which comes a month after someone left cross-hair stickers on the doors of five state senators, is still under investigation, but Missouri Senate President Pro-Tem Robert Mayer’s office said that investigators made contact with the man on Tuesday afternoon, and that the man had apologized in an email.

The incident comes as lawmakers debate a bill that would increase security at the Missouri capitol building. The bill would allow for an additional 32 security cameras in the hallways, and the addition of armed guards.

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