New York Police finds white powder at Clinton campaign HQ ‘non-hazardous’

WashingtonDC [United States], Oct.22 : A white powdery substance has tested negative for harmful substances in a preliminary investigation that was sent to Hillary Clinton's campaign office in New York, police said.

Police claimed that an envelope containing the white substance was opened by Clinton campaign workers on Friday.

Lt. Thomas Antonetti of the New York Police Department said that the envelope was first delivered to Clinton's midtown Manhattan office.

It was then transferred to her Brooklyn headquarters, where it resulted in the evacuation of the building's 11th floor during the evening, reports the CNN.

Clinton's campaign spokesman Glen Caplin said in a statement," The four individuals involved have reported no health issues and, following a full examination by medical personnel, were each released to go home." "Our office remained open throughout this period and will remain open without interruption (Saturday) morning," he added.

According to the statement, the substance was found to be "to be non-hazardous" by the Federal and local officials.

Initials reports pointed out that the envelope was opened in the campaign's Manhattan office and then was passed on to its headquarters in Brooklyn.

It wasn't clear why the opened envelope was transferred. The incident is being investigated by the New York City Police Department (NYPD). The U.S. Secret Service and the Office of Emergency Management are also involved in the investigation..

Source: ANI