FBI joins investigation into threats left at Aurora immigration and refugee center

Posted at 3:20 PM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-27 21:28:15-05

AURORA, Colo. – The Federal Bureau of Investigations on Friday joined an investigation into signs left at an Aurora community center Thursday morning that threatened to “blow up” refugees.

A spokesman for the Aurora Police Department confirmed Friday afternoon the FBI had joined the case, after the typewritten notes saying, “We’re gonna blow up all of you refugees,” were left at Mango House.

The community center helps refugees with medical and dental care, and provides citizenship classes to get them on the path toward citizenship and integration in American society.

One of the notes was left in the Mango House’s parking lot; another was left in a stairwell.

Employees at the center told Denver7 Thursday they were shocked by the notes.

"It makes me want to stand up stronger and say no. These people are kind and loving, and if you get to know them, you will get to love them, just like I do," said Carolyn Anello, who founded the dental clinic at Mango House.

Aurora police said Thursday they were investigating the incident as a bias-motivated crime.


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