Congressman receives death threats


ashington (CNN) — Death threats have been made against freshman Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), his wife and children, according to a statement by his chief of staff Karl Ahlgren.

Ahlgren said law enforcement authorities consider the threats to be a “serious matter due to the content and nature of the threatening letters which were received.”Precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of Mullin’s wife and children, Ahlgren added. He did not specify the nature of the threats, or the potential motivation behind them