by Steven Hale
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Clarksville office was evacuated Monday morning after a suspicious envelope was sent there, The Leaf Chronicle reports.
Blackburn tweeted this afternoon that "on advice from law enforcement, the Clarksville office will be closed for the remainder of the day."
From the Chronicle:
The Clarksville Police Department received a call at 11:12 a.m. that Blackburn’s 128 North 2nd Street office had received a suspicious envelope. CPD closed down North Second Street between Main Street and Strawberry Alley and evacuated part of the Federal Building, according to CPD spokeswoman Officer Natalie Hall.
“There was a suspicious envelope, they couldn’t tell what was in it,” Hall said.
The hazardous materials unit responded and transported the package to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for further inspection, according to Hall.
In a statement to the Chronicle, Blackburn said “However hot the rhetoric, there should never be a reason to resort to a threat of violence as a means to convey your concerns.”