Stocking Full Of Coal Prompts Investigation At U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s Office


OLEAN  – Police say a “suspicious package” left outside of U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s office on Thursday turned out to be a stocking full of coal.

Authorities responded to Reed’s Cattaraugus County office on Thursday afternoon for a report of a suspicious red stocking leaning up against his office door.

According to a WIVB-TV report, a note attached to the package read: “To the Grinch who voted 13 million to lose their health care, including kids. Bankruptcy and death to constituents.” A provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act repeals the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate provision, which the Congressional Budget Office estimates will cause about 13 million fewer people to be insured by 2027. ”



No personnel needed to be evacuated from the building.

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