Mysterious White Powder Sent to Ted Cruz’s Houston Office, Two People Hospitalized
Less than an hour after CNN reported that two envelopes tainted with the deadly poison ricin had been intercepted at a Pentagon Mail Facility (the pieces of mail were addressed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Navy Admiral John Richardson), the Weekly Standard reported that an envelope containing a “white powdery substance” was received by Ted Cruz’s Houston campaign headquarters.
Multiple fire trucks and at least one hazmat truck responded to the scene after the letter was opened by campaign staff, who promptly reported it to authorities.
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The U.S. Secret Service said Tuesday that it intercepted a suspicious envelope addressed to President Trump a day earlier, one of at least three reported instances of suspicious mail being sent to government- or political-related offices in recent days.
The Secret Service confirmed to The Hill that the suspicious envelope was not received at the White House, nor did it enter the building. The organization did not comment on whether the suspicious letter at the White House may be related to one at the Pentagon, but said it is working with law enforcement partners to investigate the matter.