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FBI called to GOP gubernatorial candidate's HQ after 'suspicious item' found in mail

FBI called to GOP gubernatorial candidate's HQ after 'suspicious item' found in mail

November7, 2022

A campaign staffer for Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for governor in Arizona, allegedly opened an envelope

Holding a suspicious white substance delivered to Lake’s campaign headquarters in Phoenix, her campaign told ABC News.

"Yesterday, a member of the Kari Lake staff opened an envelope delivered to our campaign office that contained suspicious white powder.

It was one of two envelopes that were confiscated by law enforcement and sent to professionals at Quantico for examination,  

and we are awaiting details," Lake campaign spokesperson Colton Duncan told ABC News in a statement.  

He added that the staff member is currently under medical supervision. 

"Officers responded to a found property call at an office building near 40th St. and Camelback Road," Sgt. Phil Krynsky of the Phoenix Police Department told ABC News on Sunday. 

"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."