FBI Investigates ‘Suspicious Incident’ in Virginia
The FBI is investigating a cut propane gas line at the home of the brother of pro-health bill Rep. Tom Perriello’s (D-Va.), after the address was posted on the web by tea party “activists.”
Lee Catlin, community relations director for the Albemarle County Fire Marshal, said in a statement to POLITICO that the office is “investigating a suspicious incident” at the home of the congressman’s brother. “The Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting the investigation in cooperation with the FBI,” Catlin said. “While officials are not willing to characterize the exact nature of the incident because of the ongoing investigation, it did not involve an immediate threat to occupants of the residence. However officials are taking the incident very seriously and conducting a vigorous investigation,” the statement said.
POLITICO reported on Monday that Mike Troxel, an organizer for the Lynchburg Tea Party, posted on his blog what he thought was the congressman’s address, encouraging tea party activists to “drop by.”
The address has since been posted on websites of at least one other local tea party activist.
Another word for this kind of “activism” starts with a T.