Clinton Campaign HQ Evacuated Amid Powder Scare

Suspicious powder found in letter sent to NYC office
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2016 7:58 AM CDT
Suspicious White Powder Sent to Clinton HQ
Bosnian people sign a petition of support for Clinton in Sarajevo on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.   (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters in Brooklyn had to be evacuated Friday evening after suspicious white powder was found in a letter, police say. The letter was opened at Clinton's Manhattan office and ended up at the Brooklyn HQ for reasons that are unclear, police say. CNN reports that investigators aren't sure exactly what the powder is, but initial tests have found it to be non-hazardous and four Clinton staffers exposed to it have not reported any health issues. The New York Daily News reports that the Clinton campaign says its offices did not have to close Friday and will remain open Saturday. (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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