SPOKANE, Wash. – Court documents released Wednesday described the downtown Spokane incident when racist flyers were placed outside the Spokane County Democratic office and the Peace and Justice Action League office in March.

Deborah Rose works at the NAACP office and told police she opened a very disturbing email that she took as a threat. The email message contained racial slurs, expletives and ended with “Us locals are going to show you what’s up.” Rose said she quickly filed a crime check report shortly after reading the message.

Rose and other NAACP volunteers told Spokane police they were afraid to be at work. The officer workers said they took preventative measures by removing signs posting the hours of operation and covered the windows so people could not see inside.

Spokane police said they believe there is probable cause to charge the suspects who sent the email with malicious harassment.