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Staffers at DC restaurant where Cruz was confronted get death threats: owner

First Posted: Sep 27, 2018 02:11 PM EDT

The owner of a Washington, D.C. restaurant where Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife were heckled by a group of protesters earlier this week, said staffers have received "life-threatening" messages in the wake of the incident.

"Personally, I am blessed to work with the staff who have handled the harassment and life-threatening messages we and our families have received in the wake of the event," Fabio Trabocchi, the owner, said in a statement on Wednesday posted to Twitter. "They have shown remarkable grit and calm, It is scary to hear anger directed at you and those you love --  I am lucky to work with brave people who respect our work." 

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