The US ambassador to Germany has been receiving threats including at least one against his life.A photo of one letter seen by CNN which was sent directly to Richard Grenell in January told him to leave Germany or he would be killed. Signed by the “Society for the New Truth,” it was one of several threats that have been sent to the embassy, according to a source familiar and two State Department officials.

Grenell’s spokesperson, Joseph Giordono-Scholz told CNN that “we do not publicly discuss security issues and procedures.”German Federal police confirmed that Grenell had received threats and said they’d informed the FBI.”The Federal Criminal Police Office can confirm that threatening e-mails have been sent to the detriment of the US Ambassador Grenell. The FBI was informed of this fact by the BKA in January 2019.

Berlin’s state criminal police has taken over the investigation,” Sandra Clemens, spokesperson for the German Federal Police Office (BKA) told CNN in a statement.One State Department source said the FBI is also looking into the spate of threats. The FBI did not respond to requests for comment.

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