Man Threatened Philadelphia City Council Candidate Ori Feibush's Campaign Staff

A Philadelphia City Council candidate's campaign staff are shaken after they say a man walked into their Center City office and threatened them saying he had a gun.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. Friday at Ori Feibush's office at 20th and South Streets in the Graduate Hospital section of the city, police said.

The man walked into the office, made threats and said he had a gun, but did not show one, police said. He then left and fled on foot. No one was injured.

Feibush was not in the office at the time. He tells NBC10 the threat came days after his Point Breeze campaign office was vandalized.

Investigators from Philadelphia Police's South Detective Division are looking into Friday's incident.

Feibush, a local developer, is running for the city's 2nd District council seat currently occupied by Kenyatta Johnson. The district encompasses Southwest Center City, Graduate Hospital, Point Breeze and parts of South and Southwest Philadelphia.

Both men have been campaigning hard ahead of the May 19 Democratic primary election and are well-known rivals. Feibush filed a lawsuit against Johnson in the past claiming the councilman blocked his attempts to buy city land.

Feibush has sparred with neighbors in the past over gentrification concerns. A coffee house his real estate company owns was also vandalized in 2013 amid neighborhood protests.

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