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Suspect was ‘always angry’ in messages to congressman but ‘never crossed the line’

Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), who represents the district where alleged shooter James T. Hodgkinson lived, said that Hodgkinson had contacted his office 14 times through email or telephone calls.

Bost said his staff conducted a search after law enforcement contacted him this morning about the suspect.

“Every issue that we were working on, he was not in support of,” Bost said, saying the communications were of a left-wing slant but were never delivered “with any threats, only anger.”

“This one never crossed the line, but he was always angry,” said Bost, who added that his office continues to cooperate with law enforcement.

Shooting at GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia: The latest
(Peter Jamsion/The Washington Post)

Shots were fired in Alexandria, Va., this morning at a Republican congressional baseball practice. The latest as we learn it.