WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington police and fireplace officers on Tuesday eliminated a powdery substance sent to the office building the place former U.S. President Barack Obama leases area, however the materials was discovered to be innocent, the U.S. Secret Service stated.
A package deal “containing an unknown powdery substance” was found within the headquarters of the nonprofit World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington, Secret Service spokesman Jeffrey Adams stated in a press release.
The native Fox affiliate stated it was not recognized if Obama was within the office he has within the building on the time of the incident. The package deal was mailed to the WFF, Fox reported.
“Preliminary investigation determined that the package was not addressed to any Secret Service protectees,” Adams stated.
The substance was decided to be innocent, he stated, and the Secret Service will examine the incident additional.
On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Vanessa Trump, was hospitalized in New York after coming involved with a suspicious powder contained in a letter sent to a household’s dwelling. That powder additionally proved innocent, in accordance to police.
The package deal included a letter addressed to the president’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., that learn “You’re an awful person and now you get what you deserve,” the New York Post and New York Daily News reported, citing unnamed regulation enforcement sources.
Obama and his spouse Michelle, who took up residence in Washington after leaving the White House final yr, took half in a ceremony on Monday on the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery the place their official portraits have been unveiled.
Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe and Tom Brown