FBI investigating threats against Hurlbert

Updated: July 26, 2003, 12:28 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The FBI is investigating threats against the district attorney prosecuting Kobe Bryant, The Denver Post reported Saturday on its Web site.

Krista Flannigan, spokeswoman for District Attorney Mark Hurlbert, confirmed on Saturday that the threats were being investigated. The FBI did not return a call asking for comment Saturday morning.

"I wouldn't say threats (against the prosecutor) are common but it has happened in the past,'' Flannigan said.

Flannigan wouldn't comment on whether any threats had been made against the 19-year-old woman who alleges Bryant sexually assaulted her in Eagle County.

Nor would she say what precautions if any Hurlbert has taken. Visitors entering the office now must show identification and the door is locked, The Post said.

"It has been difficult for people to get their regular work done and accommodate the media, although I think they have a done a remarkable job,'' Flannigan said in a telephone interview.

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