Straight Pride Parade organizers are ‘sent suspicious packages packed full of GLITTER’

Straight Pride Parade organizers in Boston say they were sent suspicious packages in the mail – which turned out to be packed full of glitter.

Three members of Super Happy Fun America, including vice president Mark Sahady, reported receiving envelopes in the mail on Monday with no return address before calling police. 

President John Hugo called the letters ‘terrorism’, adding: ‘We, of course, called the police, I mean why would we open something like that.

‘Even if it’s nothing in it, it’s still terrorism as far as I’m concerned because obviously it’s meant to intimidate us.’

Member Samson Racioppi was another of those said to have been targeted.  

He told CBS Boston: ‘I went out to my mailbox and there was an envelope in there with my name and address, no return address, the back was very heavily taped up and when I shook it I heard stuff shaking around inside.

‘And so all of these are red flags for me.

‘It wasn’t powder, it was bigger than powder, it felt more granular in nature, bigger than sand. I was immediately alarmed of course. I could hear something shaking. It was probably bigger than grains of sand and I was immediately suspicious. ‘ 

Samson Racioppi, pictured, was one of those said to have been targeted. Straight Pride Parade organizers say they were sent suspicious packages in the mail

Samson Racioppi, pictured, was one of those said to have been targeted. Straight Pride Parade organizers say they were sent suspicious packages in the mail

Samson Racioppi, pictured, was one of those said to have been targeted. Straight Pride Parade organizers say they were sent suspicious packages in the mail

Three members of Super Happy Fun America, including vice president Mark Sahady, reported receiving envelopes in the mail on Monday with no return address before calling police

Three members of Super Happy Fun America, including vice president Mark Sahady, reported receiving envelopes in the mail on Monday with no return address before calling police

Three members of Super Happy Fun America, including vice president Mark Sahady, reported receiving envelopes in the mail on Monday with no return address before calling police

Samson Racioppi said of the letters: 'If anything, it will make us more determined'. He posted this to Facebook in the wake of the incident

Samson Racioppi said of the letters: 'If anything, it will make us more determined'. He posted this to Facebook in the wake of the incident

Samson Racioppi said of the letters: ‘If anything, it will make us more determined’. He posted this to Facebook in the wake of the incident 

After investigation officials say the letters sent to homes in Woburn, Salisbury and Malden via US Mail contained nothing but glitter and verses from the bible.  

After calling law enforcement Racioppi’s street was placed on lockdown by bomb squads and neighbors were told to leave their homes while it was investigated. 

Authorities are also investigating whether a letter addressed to City Hall is connected to the others sent. 

A spokesman for the FBI told CNN the packages do not pose a threat to public safety. They are continuing to investigate. 

One of the verses is said to have read: ‘But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.’ 

Vice president of Super Happy Fun America Sahady said: ‘It got a lot of news coverage, so it obviously had to do with the parade.’ 

The group, pictured, applied for a permit to host a 'Straight Pride Parade' in Boston in August

The group, pictured, applied for a permit to host a 'Straight Pride Parade' in Boston in August

The group, pictured, applied for a permit to host a ‘Straight Pride Parade’ in Boston in August

Racioppi's street was placed on lockdown by bomb squads and neighbors were told to leave their homes. After investigation officials say the letters sent to homes in Woburn, Salisbury and Malden via US Mail contained nothing but glitter and verses from the bible

Racioppi's street was placed on lockdown by bomb squads and neighbors were told to leave their homes. After investigation officials say the letters sent to homes in Woburn, Salisbury and Malden via US Mail contained nothing but glitter and verses from the bible

Racioppi’s street was placed on lockdown by bomb squads and neighbors were told to leave their homes. After investigation officials say the letters sent to homes in Woburn, Salisbury and Malden via US Mail contained nothing but glitter and verses from the bible

The group applied for a permit to host a ‘Straight Pride Parade’ in Boston in August. 

Its public event application was approved last week. The police district captains and the licensing board will now look at whether they approve the parade where Milo Yiannopoulos is named as the grand marshal. 

The group’s president, John Hugo, the event is ‘not anti-gay but pro-straight’. 

He said: ‘We’re a sexual orientation just like many others. We don’t hate anyone. We just want to have our own celebration just like everybody else has a right to. All people from all communities are welcome, so long as they show mutual respect.’  

Racioppi said of the letters: ‘If anything, it will make us more determined.’

 

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