Cantor Threatened

The congressman's office announces that a 'credible' threat was made on Cantor's life

Last week, Rep. Eric Cantor announced that a bullet had been fired through his campaign office window. (It later turned out that the bullet was apprently fired randomly.)

Today, Cantor's office announced that a credible threat had been made against the congressman's life, and that authorities were "responding accordingly." Here's the statement from Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring:

"Over the weekend, Congressman Cantor was notified by law enforcement that a threat was made against his life. Law enforcement officials informed Congressman Cantor that the threat was determined as credible and they were responding accordingly. The Congressman was later notified that an arrest was made and a suspect was in custody.

"At this time, the Congressman will have no further comment on this threat or the investigation, and asks that inquiries be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Congressman is deeply grateful for, and would like to dearly thank all local and federal law enforcement involved, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney's Office in Virginia and Philadelphia, U.S. Capitol Police and the Henrico Police Department in Virginia."

This comes after a smattering of threats and vandalism against Democrats last week. At a press conference last Thursday, Cantor said he had received threats "not only for my positions, but also because I'm Jewish" and accused Democrats of exploiting threats against them for political gain.