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All USDA offices now open

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The Hamden, Connecticut, and Leetown, West Virginia USDA offices are now back in business. The USDA announced Thursday that all of the six offices are now open after being closed due to an unspecified email threat on Tuesday.

According to the Associated Press, USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said the final two offices will reopen with security enhancements. Offices in Fort Collins, Colorado; Beltsville, Maryland; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Kearneysville, West Virginia, were reopened Wednesday after also being closed.

As previously reported, Herrick said the threat was one email message sent to multiple employees at all locations, and the USDA will continue to work with law enforcement, however officials determined the offices could be re-opened with extra security.

 

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