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U.S. Rep. Blackburn's Clarksville Office Evacuated

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville office of U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn was evacuated Monday afternoon after a suspicious envelope was delivered.

Clarksville Police said they were called to the office on North 2nd Street just before noon after someone received the envelope with no return address. 

Police along with Hazmat and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene to investigate.

In a statement released by Representative Blackburn's office, officials said the package in question was on its way for testing and that the office will remain closed until given the all clear.

It went on to say "These are divisive times. While every citizen is entitled to their opinion and their first amendment right to voice their concerns, they are not afforded the right to disruption and personal harm. However hot the rhetoric, there should never be a reason to resort to a threat of violence as a means to convey your concerns."

Representative Blackburn is a Republican who has served the state's 7th congressional district since 2003. She was in her Franklin office at the time the envelope was delivered.

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