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HomeNewsPoliticsWhite Powdery Substance Mailed to Ted Cruz’s Campaign Office, Two Hospitalized

White Powdery Substance Mailed to Ted Cruz’s Campaign Office, Two Hospitalized

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, right, hold a joint press conference February 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, right, hold a joint press conference February 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, right, hold a joint press conference February 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Two people were taken to the hospital after being exposed to a mailed envelope containing a white powdery substance at Ted Cruz’s campaign office in Houston. A hazardous materials response team was dispatched to the campaign office in Houston on Tuesday morning to investigate.

“Two people were taken to the hospital after apparently being exposed to a white powdery substance in an office building at 3200 SW Fwy.,” Houston Fire Department wrote on Twitter. “The 9th floor of the Phoenix Tower has been evacuated as HFD HazMat is responding to the scene working to determine the nature of the substance.”

The Phoenix Tower office building is located at 3200 Southwest Freeway. Officials later said all tests were negative for hazardous substances.

“The evacuation order has been lifted for the office building at 3200 SW Fwy,” Houston Fire Department wrote on Twitter. “All tests were negative for any hazardous substance.”

The incumbent is in a highly-contested race for U.S. Senate against Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who has used favorable media coverage to paint himself as a moderate. Last week, a group of leftwing protestors chased Senator Cruz and his wife Heidi out of a restaurant when they were in the middle of dinner.

Mr. O’Rourke denounced the tactics, though the Resisters are funded by the same actors as the candidates.

The two people taken to the hospital reportedly do not work for the Cruz campaign.

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