The FBI is investigating cyber threats in Steubenville that include death threats against Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla’s family and an email that apparently shut down the Steubenville police chief's computer.
The threats are part of a series of online messages that have targeted individuals and authorities in
Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla says he has provided the FBI a copy of an anonymous Facebook post in which someone threatened to kill his family.
Steubenville Police Chief Bill McCafferty says he gave the FBI an email that he had opened Wednesday morning, which then disabled his computer.
FBI spokesman Todd Lindgren said he could not immediately comment.