Dec 4, 2019

Yang campaign alerts FBI after receiving death threats

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Tyler Perry Studios November 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate in Atlanta, Georgia, on Nov. 20. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang's campaign contacted the FBI after he was emailed death threats while campaigning in New Hampshire, The Hill first reported Tuesday.

The big picture: A Yang campaign official told NBC News the team received threats Monday about Yang, his staff and supporters and specific public events and "immediately contacted the FBI and local law enforcement."

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