U.S. Ag Department to reopen offices closed after email threats
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department will reopen some offices Wednesday that were closed after an unspecified email threat.
USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said offices in Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina and Kearneysville, West Virginia, will open Wednesday with additional security enhancements. USDA offices in Hamden, Connecticut, and Leetown, West Virginia, will remain closed while waiting for security improvements or notifications to union officials.
Herrick said earlier Tuesday that the department had received "several anonymous messages" late Monday that raised concerns about the safety of USDA personnel and facilities. Offices in six locations in five states were closed Tuesday morning "until further notice."