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Police investigating threat made against DC nonprofit Casa Ruby, organizers say

Casa Ruby is a community resource center for LGBTQIA people and immigrants. They say a man left a note saying he would "blow the place up like they did Pulse."
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WASHINGTON — D.C. Police is investigating a threat against a nonprofit that serves as a community resource center for LGBTQIA people and immigrants.

Ruby Corado and Consuella Lopez (director and board member) of Casa Ruby, tell WUSA9's Delia Goncalves that detectives spoke with them Sunday afternoon. 

Casa Ruby leaders tell WUSA9 that police are looking into a search warrant for a man they describe as a client’s alleged former abusive partner. The nonprofit said he has made threats before but this was “specific and scary.”

Casa Ruby opened its first case center in 2012 and is located in the area of Howard University in Washington D.C. 

The nonprofit employs roughly 50 people and provides more than 30,000 social and human services to more than 6,000 people each year, according to its website.

Ruby Corado started Casa Ruby to help immigrants and the LGBTQIA community in D.C. She has devoted more than 25 years to advocating for inclusion. 

Corado is a transgender woman, and first came to the United States after fleeing a civil war in El Salvador when she was 16. 

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