DEATH THREAT RECEIVED BY A MILWAUKEE RESIDENT. PLEASE NOTIFY AUTHORITIES (CALL 911) IF YOU RECEIVE ANY THREATS

DEATH THREAT RECEIVED BY A MILWAUKEE RESIDENT. PLEASE NOTIFY AUTHORITIES
(CALL 911) IF YOU RECEIVE ANY THREATS

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: UNITED SIKHS National UMEED helpline received a call today of information of a death threat given to a community member and resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are keeping the identity anonymous to protect this individual.

The resident informed us that he knew this individual – identified as a Caucasian maIe with tattoos on his body, as a social acquaintance. This acquaintance started a discussion with the resident which turned into an altercation where this threat was issued. In the threat, the recent Wisconsin Gurdwara shooting was mentioned with an implication that more lives were at risk.

The local police, the US Department of Justice-Victim Witness Coordinators Office, the Community Relations Office (CRS) and the FBI have been informed.  The police are looking for the person who made this threat. UNITED SIKHS will continue to support the resident and his family and will continue to issue updates as they become available.
Please refer to the UNITED SIKHS guide “Helping Families Cope with Violence and Disaster”  which has information on pages 10 and 11 on steps you can take if you receive any threats.

UNITED SIKHS team also asks that you report any such incidents to our helpline – 1-855-US- UMEED. UNITED SIKHS Director and Coordinator of the UMEED helpline, Kashmir Singh, said, “These threats should be taken seriously by the law enforcement authorities and it is important to report such issues. The Umeed National Helpline is available to assist anyone in need around the clock.”

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Issued By:
Manwinder Singh
Director, Community Advocate
UNITED SIKHS
Email: law-usa@unitedsikhs.org
Tel: 1-646-688-3525;1-888-243-1690
http://www.unitedsikhs.org

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