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08-30-2016, 03:53 PM
Agriculture Department Closes Offices in 5 States After Threats

Source: nbcwashington




Agriculture Department Closes Offices in 5 States After Threats

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USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick says in a statement on Tuesday that the department had received "several anonymous messages'' that raised concerns about the safety of USDA personnel and facilities. He said six offices are closed until further notice.

Herrick said the department is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and federal and local law enforcement to determine whether the threats are credible.
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In his memo to employees, Vilsack said employees could telework or take authorized leave.
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The temporary closures may affect some tourists. In Colorado, the Forest Service's Canyon Lakes Ranger District tweeted that their information center is closed.

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