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Rep. Reed: "My family and I were threatened at our home"

Posted at 2:07 PM, Oct 23, 2020

Congressman Tom Reed says he and his family were on the receiving end of a disturbing threat at their 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," Reed said in a statement, which did not elaborate further on the threat.

The Corning Police Department says it received a complaint around 10:30 a.m. and has turned over evidence to the state police crime lab in Albany.

"Across the country, politics has taken a disturbing turn," Reed said. "We have to overcome this. I know that we can. We are all Americans first. What unites us if far greater than our political differences."

Corning police told 7 Eyewitness News they had no additional information to add at this time.

In August, someone threw a brick through the window of Reed's office in Corning.

Reed, a Republican, is running for re-election in New York's 23rd Congressional District against Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano.