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Threatening Letter Received at Durham NAACP Office

Posted December 30, 1999 6:00 a.m. EST

— Many cities are taking Y2K terrorist threats seriously and so is a local chapter of theNAACP.

Durham NAACP president Curtis Gatewood received an anonymous threat by mail at his office Wednesday.

The letter announced the escalation of a racial holy war in the New Year.

Gatewood says there is no way of knowing who, or how many are behind the threat, but he urges minorities to be careful.

"Our concern is we want to make sure that the community is aware anytime that a threat of terrorism is being sent to a whole race of people," says Gatewood.

Gatewood says he has not contacted Durham Police about the letter. He is asking local churches to organize security teams and report suspicious activity to the police.