The FBI and Capitol Hill police’s investigation into the suspicious large envelope containing white powder that was sent to the home of Sen. Rand Paul on Monday showed no harmful substances, based on preliminary analysis, Reuters reports.
Warren County Sheriff’s Office said in a separate statement that “the preliminary analysis identified the substance as non-toxic”. According to the police, the substance is taken to a lab for further testing.
The Capitol Police said in an emailed statement on Tuesday that the person who found the letter called the local sheriff’s office, notifying also the United States Capitol Police and FBI, while the initial test determined the substance is not dangerous.
Senator Paul said in a tweet on Monday that he takes these threats immensely seriously, pointing that it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to encourage violence against him and his family.