Fort Riley Investigating Atheist Death Threat

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Fort Riley officials are continuing their investigation into the source of a threatening phone call placed to an atheist soldier who is suing the government over religious freedom.

A spokesman for Fort Riley, Maj. Nathan Bond, said Wednesday that the military police and Geary County officials were looking into the threat against Spc. Jeremy Hall. Bond said the investigation is pointing toward another soldier, though no arrests have been made or charges filed.

The message is laced with obscenities and a racial slur.

Hall and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation have a lawsuit pending in federal court in Kansas City, Kan., against the Defense Department.

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