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An envelope with a “powdery substance” found at former President #BarackObama
's D.C. office is now found to be baby powder, following a police investigation on Tuesday.
The incident was reported at around 11 a.m. at the World Wildlife Fund Headquarters at 1250 24th Street in Northwest D.C. The former president has leased office space in the building since leaving the #WhiteHouse
in January 2017.
D.C. Fire and EMS first responders wearing hazmat suits entered the building to investigate. Nobody was injured, and building employees remained in place as officials responded. FBI and Secret Service also responded to the scene.
D.C. Fire and EMS Battalion Chief Edward Smith tells FOX 5 a letter was mailed to the Northwest D.C WWF office from #HongKong
, but did contain threat note, and had no return address.
Officials were able to determine the substance was harmless and was, in fact, baby powder, but it tied up traffic and caused concern for people in the #WestEnd
area between #DupontCircle
The Obama family lives in D.C.'s Kalorama neighborhood, not far from the office building. It is unclear if the former president was in the office when the incident was reported.
The Spokesman for WWF tells FOX 5 this was the second instance in two days for their organization, as a package containing a white powder was sent to their #Switzerland
HQ Monday. But that powder was also not hazardous.
There does not appear to be a connection to the incident on Monday, where #PresidentTrump
's daughter-in-law #VanessaTrump
, wife of #DonaldTrumpJr
., opened an envelope containing a white powder. Investigators later found the substance was cornstarch. Sources told FOX 5 New York's Linda Schmidt that the envelope had a Boston postmark.
Fox News reports that London police were also investigating a “suspicious package” Tuesday after a letter containing white powder was sent to an office in the Palace of Westminster, authorities said.
The Secret Service continues to investigate the WWF building incident.