FRAMINGHAM – The City Council meeting was cancelled last night, September 3.
It will be rescheduled to Thursday, September 19.
City Council Chair Dennis Giombeti issued a statement this morning, September 4, just before 8 a.m. to SOURCE
“After a series of offensive, threatening comments by an individual over the past weekend with an abundance of caution I, in consultation with councilors and police, decided to cancel last night’s city council meeting,” said Giombetti.
“In my opinion, and others, holding the meeting was not worth the risk to the public, councilors, and professional staff attending the meeting. In addition, with this climate as well as the extensive police presence as a backdrop, it would not have been conducive to a deliberative meeting,” said Giombetti.
Editor’s Note: SOURCE, and myself personally, were a part of the angry comments and attacks this weekend. I was in attendance at the meeting last night before it was canceled.
The individual who made the attacks had many of his Facebook posts removed by Facebook over the weekend and yesterday. One of his pages was also removed by Facebook.
Police are seeking the individual at this time. But no other information is being released to the public.