We’re receiving reports that police are investigating a potential attack on former President Barack Obama. The incident happened in D.C. Tuesday afternoon.
According to FOX 29, police say a white powdery substance was found at the office space Obama has been leasing since he left the White House last year. The office sits in a building owned by the World Wildlife Fund.
It has not yet been reported if Obama was in his office at the time or how the substance got sent there. According to the UK’s The Mirror, a white powder was also sent to Conservative MP Amber Rudd’s office at the British Houses of Parliament Tuesday morning.
This all comes a day after Donald Trump Jr’s wife Vanessa opened an envelope containing a white powder. She immediately called 911 and was admitted to the hospital to have her health checked.
The substance ended up being harmless cornstarch, but the letter did contain a note for Trump Jr. that read, “You’re an awful person and now you get what you deserve.”
It’s unknown if these incidents are connected. This story is still developing as the investigation continues.
In 2001, there was a series of anthrax attacks that frightened the nation, according to the FBI. Five people died and 17 other people were infected after envelopes containing anthrax spores were sent to multiple news media and political offices. U.S. Senators Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) were among the targets.
After the FBI launched "one of the largest and most complex in the history of law enforcement," the lead suspect in the case committed suicide. He was a scientist who worked at a government biodefense lab.
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