Suspicious substance delivered inside envelope to Clinton campaign HQ under investigation

NEW YORK, U.S. - After a shocking discovery on Friday evening, Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Brooklyn was evacuated later the same ...


• Two interns are said to have found the suspicious substance inside a standard No.10 envelope

• NYPD confirmed that four people were exposed to the substance, no signs of illness so far

• Substance being probed, but not deemed hazardous

NEW YORK, U.S. - After a shocking discovery on Friday evening, Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Brooklyn was evacuated later the same night. 

Confirming details of what ensued at the headquarters, the New York Police Department said that two interns had found a suspicious substance in an envelope. 

Officials from NYPD said that four people were exposed to the substance described as a white powdery substance, but claimed that so far there were no reports of illness nor any complaints from those exposed.

In a statement by the Clinton campaign, Glen Caplin said, “The four individuals involved have reported no health issues and, following a full examination by medical personnel, were each released to go home.”

According to reports, the substance was found inside a standard No. 10 envelope that was addressed to the Clinton campaign and was first opened around 5:30 p.m. in Clinton's 45th St. Manhattan office.

It was then reportedly taken to the 11th floor office at One Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn Heights and the building was then evacuated and a 911 call was made to inform the authorities.

After an initial probe by the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit, along with the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Environmental Protection, the substance was deemed non-hazardous and taken in for a full probe.

Hillary Clinton was at a rally in Cleveland when the envelope was delivered, NYPD said and the campaign added that the office would remain open without interruption on Saturday.

 

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