The Daily Mail reported that Saturday night, November 6th, Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s office had a suspicious package office. A Kari Lake staffer opened the envelope delivered to the office to find “suspicious white powder.” Now, just a day out from election day, her office is remained shut down. Phoenix police responded to the scene along with the FBI, bomb squad, and hazmat teams. The envelopes have since been sent out to be examined in an FBI laboratory in Quantico, as confirmed by both ABC News and CNN.
The Daily Beast reports:
Officers first responded to the area at 10:15 p.m., a police spokesman said, and left at 5 a.m. The campaign said that, in addition to Phoenix police, the FBI, a hazmat team, and a bomb squad responded arrived at the scene.
“Early this morning, Sunday, Nov 6th, the FBI, along with our local law enforcement partners, responded to a report of suspicious letters at an office building near 40th Street and Camelback Road,” the FBI’s Phoenix office said in a statement. “No further information will be released at this time.”
“Officers responded to a found property call at an office building near 40th Street and Camelback Road,” Sgt. Phil Krynsky said in a statement. “When officers arrived they learned there were suspicious items located inside the mail. Additional resources responded to collect the items and secure the area. There have been no reports of injury and the investigation remains active.”
The campaign said the staffer is currently under medical supervision.
We will update the story as we know about the suspicious package at Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s office.