Florida GOP lawmaker received death threat on social media, office says

Florida GOP lawmaker received death threat on social media, office says
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Rep. Carlos CurbeloCarlos Luis CurbeloDemocratic lawmaker pushes back on Castro's call to repeal law making illegal border crossings a crime The Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Biden go toe-to-toe in Iowa Ex-GOP lawmakers are face of marijuana blitz MORE's office said Thursday that it was made aware of a death threat directed at the Florida Republican over social media earlier this week.

"Capitol Police was immediately notified and quickly identified the individual responsible," Curbelo's office said in a statement.

The lawmaker's office did not provide any other details about the reported threat.

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Curbelo's home and office in Florida are being monitored by officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department after the threat, the congressman's office said. 

"The Congressman and his family would like to thank U.S. Capitol Police and the Miami-Dade Police Department for their swift work to address the situation," his office added.

The report comes amid heightened tensions this week in the wake of suspected explosives being sent to several prominent Democratic figures.

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The mailed packages, which are being examined by the FBI, have ratcheted up concerns about potential attacks targeting political figures.

Politicians have remained on edge after last year's shooting at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., that left Rep. Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseThe Memo: Fears of violence grow amid Trump race storm Democrats call for increased security after 'send her back' chants Democratic strategist on Trump tweets: 'He's feeding this fear and hate' MORE (R-La.) severely wounded.

Last month, authorities arrested a man in California who allegedly tried to stab a Republican congressman with a switchblade.

And Rep. Mark WalkerBradley (Mark) Mark WalkerThe Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants GOP rattled by Trump rally EU official in Canada says he feels 'at home' there because no one was shouting 'send him back' MORE's (R-N.C.) office also reported a "threatening" Twitter message to police earlier this month that included a bomb emoji.