SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Less than 24 hours after a Shreveport mayoral candidate reportedly received a threat at his family's doorstep, authorities are looking into it.
Caddo Commissioner Steven Jackson says he received the menacing flyer early Wednesday morning.
The letter reading that reads "leave our property and statue alone. Get out of the race" was paired with a picture of the commissioner with the words rope written beneath it.
It appeared to allude to the Confederate statue on the north side of the Caddo Courthouse grounds in downtown Shreveport.
A court has cleared the way for the commission to remove the statue.
Both Louisiana State Police and the FBI have confirmed to KSLA News 12 that the agencies are aware of the incident.
The FBI responded to inquiries about its role by releasing this statement:
Since the incident, other groups have come forward condemning the attack against Jackson.
The Anti-Defamation League, in part, wrote:
The Louisiana Democratic Party also released a statement, which in part reads:
The Shreveport area chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy also has denounced the threat and offered to help with any investigation into the matter.