Binghamton City Council president Sophia Resciniti says it was "very scary" when people showed up at her West Side home following a police reform public hearing.

Resciniti conducted the virtual session from City Hall via Zoom on the evening of March 22. She ended the hearing after some participants used objectionable language.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Monday, Resciniti said what happened outside her residence "was not just a peaceful protest." She said "folks literally came to my front door."

Resciniti said "there were a couple of things left there." She declined to describe what she found after the protesters departed.

Binghamton police are continuing to investigate a Twitter message posted shortly after the virtual hearing that appeared to threaten city council members.

Resciniti said the fact that protesters "came to my front door... it's really troubling." She said she doesn't know whether anyone will be charged by police in connection with the events of last week.

Resciniti expressed appreciation to those who have supported her in recent days. She indicated many in the community regard "what happened as just one of the lowest, sort of most disgusting things that people on the fringe can do to intimidate and to bully."

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