Assassination, Sniper Threat Papers Spark Probe

By Stephen Dean - RTV6
By Emma Koch - 21Alive

Assassination, Sniper Threat Papers Spark Probe

August 6, 2013 Updated Aug 6, 2013 at 5:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (RTV6) -- A packet of threatening papers delivered to the Indiana Democratic Party headquarters has prompted an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service and other agencies.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the state party headquarters inside the PNC Center office building on West Washington Street when a 45-year-old Indianapolis man walked in with a batch of papers this week.

Officers wrote in their police report that the man claimed to be an employee of Russia's KGB, and the papers made references to assassinations and 'shooting snipers.'

The U.S. Capitol Police were notified, and the Indianapolis field office of the Secret Service then reported it had already received the same batch of suspicious papers.

Acting Special Agent In Charge Lou Robinson with the local Secret Service office said no arrests had been made, and he said agents have determined that the man is "not a threat at this time."

Robinson said he could not comment any further since the matter is an ongoing investigation.

He said federal agents are working with IMPD and other local police to further sort out the man's background and the contents of the papers.

Robinson said the man has not been a source of any threats or suspicious activity in the past.

He declined to elaborate on the threats or who may have been mentioned as possible targets.

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