(CNN) -- [Breaking news alert, 7:54 p.m.]
The family of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have received threats following his release after five years in captivity at the hands of the Taliban, an FBI spokesman told CNN on Saturday.
"We are working jointly with our state and local partners and taking each threat seriously," FBI Special Agent William Facer said in an e-mail.
Facer declined to detail the nature and severity of the threats.
[Original story published at 6:09 p.m. ET]
A fallen soldier's mother and a former member of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's unit pressed assertions Saturday that troops were killed while searching for him in Afghanistan. Officials say that there is no such evidence.
"Yes, men were injured and killed in the search for him," former Sgt. Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl's platoon, told CNN. "The mission was to find Bergdahl."
Pentagon and Army officials have looked at such claims, and "right now there is no evidence to back that up," a U.S. official told CNN on Thursday.
Bergdahl went missing in Afghanistan in June 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, which released him a week ago, after almost five years' captivity, in exchange for five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.
Read more, though it's a rehash of what you already know: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/07/us/sgt-bowe-bergdahl-controversy/index.html
It were bound to happen. Wrongheaded and foolish, but expected.