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FP politician receives pig heart in the post

Politician Werner Hammer of the FPÖ party received a pig’s heart in the post. The package arrived in Donaustadt in Vienna, Austria, addressed to "The district leader of hearts".

Hammer, who has worked for 16 years in district politics, has, according to "Heute", found it hard to explain the motive for the threatening package. "In the most recent meeting of the local parliament topics were hotly debated. Amongst other things we discussed the expansion of the S1 with the Green party but the discussion did not get out of control."

As an FPÖ politician he claims to be used to some hostility. "But this scale is new for me. My family is also very scared of course," he said. Police have begun investigations into what they have described as a "dangerous threat".

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