- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a threatening letter with a “gang reference” was sent to the home of a Trenton councilwoman running for mayor.

Lt. Steve Varn told the Times of Trenton (https://bit.ly/1iWmuxj) that police are investigating the letter after Councilwoman Kathy McBride reported it Friday.

McBride’s campaign manager says that the letter threatened McBride and her family and that police were guarding her house. She lives in a neighborhood plagued by shootouts and drug dealing and police say much of the violence is gang-related.

McBride’s son Kenny was shot and killed in 1993 and she founded Mothers Against Violence. She was elected to city council in 2010 and has called on Gov. Chris Christie to send more police to the city.

She would be the city’s first female mayor if elected.

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Information from: The (Trenton, N.J.) Times, https://www.nj.com/times

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