'Suspicious letter' mailed to Maine home of Susan Collins

'Suspicious letter' mailed to Maine home of Susan Collins
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Police and a hazmat team were on the scene at the Maine home of Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Energy: Perry to step down as Energy secretary | Future of big-game hunting council up in the air | Dems lose vote against EPA power plant rule Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Pence says Turkey agrees to ceasefire | Senators vow to move forward with Turkey sanctions | Mulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe On The Money: Senate fails to override Trump veto over border emergency | Trump resort to host G-7 next year | Senators to push Turkey sanctions despite ceasefire | McConnell tees up funding votes MORE (R) on Monday.

The Bangor Daily News reported that police were at the house on West Broadway in Bangor as police investigated what was described as a "suspicious letter." 

Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for Collins, told The Hill that the senator was on her way home from Washington.

Collins's husband, Thomas Daffron, is currently at the house, Clark said.


Sgt. Wade Betters with the Bangor Police Department told the newspaper that there is no perceived threat to the public. 

“Members of our Criminal Investigation Division are currently on scene and the investigation is ongoing. The Bangor Fire Department and a Hazmat team from Orono, Maine, are assisting the investigation,” Betters said in a release.

The Bangor police said in a press briefing that they could not release any details regarding what was written in the letter and would likely turn the case over to the U.S. Capitol Police.

The Hill has reached out to Capitol Police for comment.

Collins and her husband released a statement Monday evening thanking the first responders for their “immediate and professional assistance.”

“We are also truly appreciative of the many well wishes that we received today,” Collins and Daffron said in the statement. “Our friends and neighbors have been incredible kind and have even offered to open their homes to us. We feel blessed to live in such a supportive community.”

— Updated at 9:52 p.m.