Representative Greg Landsman, Democrat of Ohio, canceled a town hall meeting planned for Saturday in Lebanon City in response to threats made against Jews across the US amid the war between Israeli forces and Hamas terrorists.
Landsman, who is Jewish, announced Friday that the event in suburban Cincinnati would be canceled, citing safety concerns.
“We have been advised by the House Sergeant at Arms and local law enforcement that due to problematic online speech and very serious national threats against Jews, it is imperative that we take the necessary steps to keep people safe,” he wrote in Landsman’s office announced.
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“This is a scary and difficult time, and we want to make sure we remain fully engaged while keeping everyone safe. We thank you for your participation and understanding,” the statement continued.
More than 10,000 people have been killed in Gaza and Israel by Hamas launched the biggest attack against the Jewish state in decades on October 7, leading to retaliation by Israeli forces. Thousands more have been injured and many more have been taken hostage by Hamas and raped, tortured and murdered.
Landsman’s event, which was canceled due to security concerns, comes after he was indicted earlier this week in two separate cases following threats against other US lawmakers.
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A Las Vegas man arrested last month is facing federal charges after allegedly threatening to kidnap, assault or kill a U.S. senator. John Anthony Miller, 43, allegedly left several threatening voicemails for the office of Sen. Jackie Rosen, D-Nev., who is Jewish, between Oct. 11 and 19.
An Alaska man, 46-year-old Arthur Graham, was arrested by the FBI on Monday after he allegedly threatened to “hunt down” and kill a US senator. He was charged with using interstate communications with the threat of kidnapping and injury. The U.S. senator was not identified, but the criminal complaint refers to the lawmaker as “she.” Senator Lisa Murkowski is the only female senator representing Alaska, although the complaint does not specify whether the threats were made against a senator from Alaska or another state.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.