The letter included racial slurs and referenced the Black Lives Matter movement, Seattle police said.

Share story

Seattle police are investigating a threatening, racist letter that was left at a West Seattle home Tuesday night as a possible hate crime.

Officers were called about 10 p.m. after a homeowner found the letter at her front door in the 3800 block of 22nd Avenue Southwest. Police said the letter included racial slurs and references to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Police spokesman Patrick Michaud said those living at the house include a white mother and mixed-race children.

Police are investigating the letter as a case of malicious harassment, Washington’s hate-crime statute.