The Sacramento Police Department (SPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Sacramento Field Office are sharing information with the public about a threatening email that references the upcoming Run to Feed the Hungry event, which is held on Thanksgiving Day in Sacramento.
According to a news release issued today, Nov 20, back on Nov. 13, SPD received a forwarded email containing a bomb threat against the Run to Feed the Hungry event. After receiving the email, SPD immediately contacted the FBI as well as the event organizer.
Out of an abundance of caution, SPD will have an increased presence at the event. SPD and the FBI urge people to always remain vigilant, follow instructions from law enforcement personnel, and report suspicious activity immediately.
“The safety of all participants and spectators at Run to Feed the Hungry is a top priority,” said Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester. “As our federal law enforcement partners are actively and assertively investigating the threatening remarks contained in the email, we are implementing measures to enhance the safety and security of the event.”
“The FBI is deeply committed to the safety of the communities we serve. While this threat may not be credible, we continue to work with the Sacramento Police Department to thoroughly investigate this alleged threat to protect the Greater Sacramento community,” said Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan of the FBI Sacramento Field Office. “We encourage the public to always report suspicious behavior to law enforcement to protect both themselves and others from harm. We all must work together to ensure the safety of our communities at all times.”
If you see anything suspicious, please call the Sacramento Police Department’s Dispatch Center, non-emergency 916-808-5471.