Police investigating ‘suspicious letter’ at home of Sen. Susan Collins

Police respond to the home of Maine Sen. Susan Collins in Bangor on Monday to investigate the delivery of a suspicious letter

Bangor police received Daffron's report of the suspicious letter at 1:39 p.m., and teams of investigators and a hazardous materials team from Orono were soon on scene at the couple's home on West Broadway.

Kavanaugh angrily denied the allegations, and pressure mounted on Collins from both sides to either support or reject the nominee. Law enforcement is still testing the substance involved to determine if the letter actually contains ricin.

Federal and local police are investigating a letter sent Monday to Sen. "There is no information to suggest the public at large is in any danger at all at this time".

While it's unclear what prompted the emergency situation, Collins has been dealing with waves of criticism recently in the aftermath of the Brett Kavanaugh saga.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, on June 23, 2016.

Collins arrived home in Bangor on Monday night.

Although Bangor police were the primary responding agency, the U.S. Capitol Police received the initial call about the letter, and it will be the Washington, D.C. -based law enforcement agency along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation that will take the lead in investigating the matter, Setera said. Susan Collins was awarded past year because of her vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

"We feel that she completely undermines that action of the university supporting fellow students and victims and people in the community and that's not what St. Lawrence is about", says Byrne. "Today's incident is the latest in a series of threats against Senator Collins, her loved ones, and her staff".

U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber said the case was serious.

Collins became the final GOP holdout to announce her support for Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, sealing his fate after weeks of uncertainty amid accusations that he had sexually assaulted a teenage girl he knew when he was in high school and exposed himself to a Yale University classmate. A spokeswoman for the Republican senator said the envelope was addressed to Daffron, The Associated Press reported. Collins spoke briefly outside her home Tuesday, saying she was letting the FBI handle the investigation and thanking first responders for their professional response, according to WGME-TV.

The spokesman told Fox News that the FBI has been notified, but that the ongoing investigation is being handled by the Bangor Police Department...

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