Police investigate threatening letter in Stoughton

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

STOUGHTON, Wis. (AP) -- Police in Stoughton are investigating a threatening letter that was sent to a black teenager, with a photo that depicted him as the victim of a lynching.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1mlA1Aa ) the letter had a Madison postmark but no return address. The family told the newspaper it contained a photo showing two men hanging from a tree, with a mob watching. A picture of the 18-year-old was superimposed onto one of the men.

Police say in a statement that they took the letter and its contents to the state crime lab for processing, and the FBI and U.S. Postal Service have been contacted. Police say "this type of behavior will not be tolerated" and those responsible will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

AP-WF-04-19-14 1652GMT


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