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Rep. Reed: Local, federal authorities investigating after incident at home involving dead animal, brick

Congressman Tom Reed released a statement on Friday after an unusual and threatening set of circumstances unfolded at his family’s home.

“Today my family and I were threatened at our home in Corning,” Rep. Reed began in a statement. “The cowards used a dead animal and a brick with a family member’s name on it to try and intimidate us.”

While specifics of the incident were not immediately available, Rep. Reed thanked local police and federal authorities who launched an investigation into the matter immediately.

“We thank the local police and federal authorities, who are already investigating this disgusting attack against my family,” the statement continued. “Across the country politics has taken a disturbing turn. We have to overcome this. I know that we can. We are all Americans first. What unites us is far greater than our political differences.”

Over the summer Reed’s campaign office in Corning was vandalized. In that incident a brick was thrown through a window. No arrests have been made to this point in that incident either.