FBI investigate threats against Bergdahl family

The FBI is investigating threats against the family of former Taliban prisoner Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

The threats come after a number of former comrades of Bergdahl made television appearances accusing him of being a "deserter".

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Sgt. Bow Bergdahl's hometown, Hailey, Idaho, has been swamped with hate mail. Credit: Reuters

His home town was forced to cancel plans for a welcome-celebration for the soldier, who has been released after five years of captivity in Afghanistan, due to security concerns.

Hailey, Idaho, a town of 8,000, where Sgt Bergdahl's parents, Bob and Jani Bergdahl, live, has been swamped with hate mail and angry calls. FBI spokesman William Facer said:

"The FBI continues to monitor the situation in Hailey, Idaho. We are working jointly with our state and local partners and taking each threat seriously."

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