Authorities investigate death threats against Okla. congressman

Congressman Mullin and family

Congressman Mullin and family

TULSA, Okla. – Authorities are investigating death threats made against a newly elected Oklahoma congressman and his family Saturday.

The Chief of Staff for U.S. Rep. Mark Wayne Mullin told reporters in Tulsa that the unspecified threat is being investigated and that precautions have been taken to protect Mullin and his family.

In a news release, Mullin’s Chief of Staff said, “Federal law enforcement authorities consider this to be a serious matter due to the content and nature of the threatening letters which were received.”

Mullin, a Republican, was elected to serve Oklahoma’s second district in November.