Person claimed ricin was in letter sent to Senator Collins home

Suspicious letter delivered to Republican Sen. Susan Collins residence in Maine

"We ask the university to do this in support of truth and for all of the victims of sexual assault and violence, of which many of her fellow alumni and students have suffered", it continued.

"The FBI along with our law enforcement partners responded to a suspicious letter sent to Senator Collins' home in Bangor, Maine", Kristen Setera, the spokeswoman for the FBI's Boston Division, said in the statement. "Her decision to stand for what she saw as the greater good embraced the strong values of St. Lawrence University", the letter said. Susan Collins was awarded a year ago because of her vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Susan Collins (R) home in Maine.

Hundreds of faculty and alumni from the alma mater of Sen. "But, more importantly, we would like to see the university- faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees-take real action, in partnership with alumni and current students, to dismantle the rape culture on our campus, a culture that no doubt influenced the actions Senator Collins took during the Kavanaugh hearings".

"Safety first in our minds, we want to have that in our minds at all times", said Bangor Police Sgt. Wade Betters, "and so we utilized local resources to help".

A spokesperson for Collins told Fox News that the senator was not at home during the incident, though her husband was.

Bangor Police said U.S. Capitol Police will release new information as it becomes available. An FBI spokesman told The Associated Press preliminary tests to the envelope indicated there was no threat to the public. Collins cast one of a few Republican votes against the bill in the Senate.

The spokeswoman for Senator Collins said, "Monday's incident is the latest in a series of threats against Senator Collins, her loved ones, and her staff".

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Sen. Angus King tweeted his support for his colleague and her family on Monday night, decrying the hyperpartisanship that leads to such acts.

"If we don't do something to restore civility to this process it's going to be, you know, very hard for this country to function", Daffron said.

It was not clear when the letter was delivered or by what means.

Capitol Police also declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

Portland police wouldn't say whether they had stepped up security at Collins' Portland office in response to the suspicious letter sent to her Bangor home.

Following the announcement, Collins was yelled at and threatened by radical activists, some of whom claimed she was a traitor to women while others urged harassment.


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