FBI investigates threats against Bergdahl family

Last Updated: Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 10:58

Washington: US authorities are investigating threats against the family of former Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl.

FBI spokesman William Facer said yesterday in a statement: "The FBI continues to monitor the situation in Hailey, Idaho. We are working jointly with our state and local partners and taking each threat seriously."

The soldier`s parents, Bob and Jani Bergdahl, live in Hailey. Facer did not detail the nature of the threats.

Bergdahl`s hometown abruptly canceled plans on Wednesday for a welcome-home celebration, citing security concerns.

The town of 8,000 has been swamped with hate mail and angry calls. Bergdahl`s release after five years of captivity in Afghanistan has touched off a debate over whether the 28-year-old should be given a hero`s welcome or punished as a deserter.

AP

First Published: Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 10:58

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