The Newry & Armagh MP said a phone call was made to his Newry constituency office threatening that he would be shot at his home.
Conor Murphy said:
“The PSNI have been made aware of a phone call made to the Sinn Féin office in Newry threatening my life by someone claiming to be from the UVF.
“Considering the antics of the UVF in Belfast of several months now we took the threat seriously.
“Whether it is the UVF or anyone else making such threats, they need to realise that Sinn Féin will not be intimidated from carrying on working for our constituents.”