Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Office Evacuated Over Suspicious Envelope

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 7, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s office in Clarksville, TN was evacuated on Monday after a suspicious envelope was delivered.

Clarksville Police Department spokesperson Natalie Hall told Clarksville Now that the “suspicious envelope” prompted a Hazmat team to deploy to the office.

The envelope is being sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for examination.

Ashley Elizabeth Graham, spokesperson for Blackburn, said in a statement that the office will remain closed until given an all clear.

“These are divisive times. While every citizen is entitled to their opinion and their first amendment right to voice their concerns, they are not afforded the right to disruption and personal harm,” said Graham. “However hot the rhetoric, there should never be a reason to resort to a threat of violence as a means to convey your concerns.” 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.