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Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas tweets about death threats

Posted at 4:39 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 17:39:39-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas took to Twitter Monday to call out fake photos of himself posted online.

As part of the thread, the mayor also included a screen capture of a text exchange that included a racial slur and a “subtle death threat” he received Sunday.

“This is kind of a fraught time, and options and feelings are on edge,” Lucas said of the slur and fake photos. “What I’m trying to do is say that we don’t need to be.”

Lucas said he did not respond to the fake photos and is ready to move on.

“We have bigger things to do,” the mayor said.