Governor Jan Brewer's Office Receives Envelope Filled With White Powder; Capitol NOT Evacuated, Despite Media Reports
|Haz-mat crews were called to the Capitol this morning after suspicious package was mailed to Governor Jan Brewer's office.|
Contrary to initial media reports, the Capitol was not evacuated, but Andrew Staubitz, chief of the Capitol Police, tells New Times that the area near where the substance was discovered -- on the first floor of the building -- was sealed off as police conducted an investigation.
|Haz-mat crews outside of the Capitol.|
According to Staubitz, the powder was discovered when an employee opened the package.
The governor's official schedule says she was in Tucson today.
Staubitz says an investigation is under way.