Representative Tom Reed, a Republican Congressman in New York State, was at his home in Corning NY on Friday afternoon when someone left a dead animal and a brick with the name of a family member on it.
Reed has issued the following statement:
"Today, my family and I were threatened at our home in Corning. The cowards used a dead animal and a brick with a family member’s name on it to try to intimidate us."
"We assure everyone such threats only energize us to stand stronger. We thank the local police and federal authorities, who are already investigating this disgusting attack against my family. 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."
According to local news affiliate WGRZ, Reed's office previously had a brick thrown at it in August of this year, but nobody was there at the time.
Reed is currently serving in New York state's 23rd Congressional District, and is running as an incumbent against his rival in the Democratic party, Tracy Miltrano.