Emergency responders swarmed to Trump Tower in Manhattan, the home of Republican presidential front-runner candidate Donald Trump’s campaign office, after reports were called in of a suspicious white powder in the mail room.
The powder was shortly after deemed harmless, but not until offices were evacuated as fire department, emergency medical services and police from the city rushed to investigate, ABC7 reported. NBC New York also reported officials with Homeland Security arrived at the scene, as well.
“UPDATE,” read the Twitter account of ABC7, “6 people being evaluated after white powder found in Trump Tower.”
The powder was found inside a white envelope, which was opened by a worker, NBC New York reported.
Officials tested the powder and determined it wasn’t hazardous.
This isn’t the only time the Trump campaign was threatened with suspicious white powder, however.
In March, Eric Trump, the 32-year-old son of the billionaire businessman, received an envelope containing white powder and a note that read: “If your father does not drop out of the race, the next envelope won’t be a fake.” And just a couple days after that, another threatening message was sent to Maryanne Trump Barry, who’s Trump’s sister and who serves on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit in Pennsylvania.
Police generally take envelopes containing white powder as serious threats. In 2001, several envelopes mailed to news rooms across America contained anthrax, and five died after being exposed.