Threat made against Boston Globe after editorial condemning Trump

Threat made against Boston Globe after editorial condemning Trump

A threat was reported at The Boston Globe on Thursday, the same day the newspaper spearheaded a campaign to publish coordinated editorials at multiple papers condemning President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser MORE's attacks against the press. 

Officials from the Boston police told Boston 7 News that they do not believe the threat was "super serious" but that they have increased patrols around the building.

The station noted that the FBI is conducting an investigation. 

A building manager at the Globe's headquarters said the paper received "several threats via phone call" on Thursday, according to an email obtained by Axios.

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"Based on this threat the local and federal authorities have recommended some additional security measures for the property," the email read, according to the report. "For the remainder of the day you will see uniformed Boston Police officers in the lobby and around the property."

A spokesperson for The Globe confirmed the development to Axios, adding "that alarming turn of the president’s rhetoric — the specific labeling of the press as an 'enemy of the American people' and the opposition party — does cause us concern about media outlets and the stories we have heard around the country."

"Journalistic outlets have had threats throughout time but it’s the president’s rhetoric that gives us the most concern," the spokesperson said. 

The threat comes as hundreds of newspapers around the country published editorials denouncing the president's frequent attacks against the media. 

“To label the press ‘the enemy of the people’ is as un-American as it is dangerous to the civic compact we have shared for more than two centuries," the Globe wrote in its editorial.

Trump responded to the coordinated editorials by accusing the Globe of "collusion with other papers." 

In a later tweet, the president said "there is nothing I would want more for our Country than true freedom of the press," before asserting that the media regularly pushes political agendas.

—Updated Friday at 12:21 p.m.