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Police investigating threats against Marco Rubio

The U.S. Capitol Police confirmed Wednesday that they are working with law enforcement agencies in Miami to investigate a threat against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) (Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP)

“We don’t comment on security,” said Rubio spokesman Alex Conant, who referred reporters to the U.S. Capitol Police.

In an e-mail, Lt. Kimberly Schneider, a Capitol Police spokeswoman, said her agency “is working with local law enforcement in Miami.”

“USCP currently has an active, open investigation regarding the report of a threat against Sen. Rubio,” Schneider said. “We do not discuss the security of Members of Congress.”

The Miami Herald first reported Wednesday that the unspecified threat against Rubio was deemed credible enough as to merit police protection in Washington and outside the senator’s home in West Miami. The Herald said a police cruiser was parked in front of Rubio’s home Tuesday night.

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Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.

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