Gardner Responds to FBI Alert in Colorado

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the following statement in response to reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued an alert regarding incidents that “have been reported to the FBI throughout June 2015.” The FBI report goes on to say “on numerous occasions, family members of military personnel were confronted by Middle-Eastern males in front of their homes."  

“I am alarmed by reports out of Denver that military members’ families have been harassed outside their homes and may be under surveillance,” Gardner said. This news comes less than two weeks after FBI Director James Comey, speaking in Denver, warned of the heightened threat from the Islamic State that Colorado specifically faces. The FBI has now alerted all Colorado law enforcement agencies, and my office is in contact with the appropriate officials. I will continue to closely monitor the situation, and I encourage Coloradans to report suspicious behavior to the FBI.” 

The alert issued by the FBI directs Coloradans who have been approached or witness suspicious behavior to contact the FBI Fort Collins Resident Agency at (970) 663-1028.