Clinton campaign: No health issues after mailed powder found in office

Posted at 8:33 AM, Oct 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-22 11:55:29-04

NEW YORK —€” The Hillary Clinton campaign says four people have been examined by medical personnel after a white powdery substance arrived at a New York campaign office and they have reported no health issues.

Campaign spokesman Glen Caplin said federal and local officials determined the substance was non-hazardous; he provided no further details Saturday.

The powder was delivered to the Clinton campaign office in midtown Manhattan Friday afternoon and opened there, as reported by CNN.

The envelope containing the powder was then taken to the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters. The reason why it was taken to another office is unclear, according to CNN.

The 11th floor of the Brooklyn office was evacuated when the powder was discovered, according to CNN.

Police say preliminary tests showed the substance found in the envelope was not harmful. A police spokesman declined to identify what the substance was.

The NYPD is investigating the incident. The U.S. Secret Service and the Office of Emergency Management are also involved, according to the NYPD.