Powder In Letter Causes Scare In Feeney Office

 

A "white powdery substance" in a letter sent to Rep. Tom Feeney's (R-Fla.) office in Port Orange, Florida, resulted in an evacuation of the building, but tests later determined it was flour, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Feeney's office released this statement tonight: "This afternoon, Tom Feeney's constituent service representative opened a letter that contained a white powdery substance. Tom Feeney's staff immediately reported the letter to the Port Orange Police Department and the U.S. Capitol Police. We are cooperating with the proper authorities. Two district employees have recently been released from quarantine and are now home with their families in good spirits. Tom Feeney's thoughts and prayers are with his staffers and the other employees in the building impacted by this incident."