No burglary at Heller’s office, but threatening letter found


Andrew Harnik / AP

Sen. Dean Heller arrives as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies in front of the Senate Banking Committee in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.

Published Sun, Jul 16, 2017 (11:26 p.m.)

Updated Mon, Jul 17, 2017 (11:41 a.m.)

A threatening letter was found at U.S. Sen. Dean Heller’s office in Las Vegas over the weekend, but there was no break-in as initially reported, Metro Police said today.

Police received a call about 9 a.m. Sunday from an alarm company reporting a burglary alarm at the main entrance of Heller’s office at 8930 W. Sunset Road, near Durango Drive.

Officers determined there was no burglary but found a threatening note addressed to Heller near the door, police said. Officers took a report for “threatening or obscene letters or writing” and opened an investigation, police said.

Neither Heller's Office nor Metro would comment on the contents of the letter.

Police initially reported that a break-in had occurred.

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