Police Investigating White Powder Found at Barack Obama's Washington DC Office

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After a white powder was sent to Donald Trump, Jr.'s wife yesterday February 12, Barack Obama's D.C. office has reportedly been sent a similar substance.

Fox 5 TV reports cops were called to Obama's capital office around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday for an unknown "white powdery substance" sent there. It's unclear if Obama was in the office.

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Fire and EMS Battalion Chief Edward Smith said the powder was delivered in a letter from Hong Kong and had no return address. The building is owned by the non-profit World Wildlife Fund, which has its headquarters in the space. Obama and his family live nearby.

There is no indication if Obama was at the office at the time the package was discovered.

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This comes just a day after Donald Trump's daughter-in-law Vanessa Trump was sent to hospital after a letter containing a similar "suspicious substance" was sent to her apartment in NY. The Secret Service continues to investigate and D.C. police say movement and vehicle traffic within the locale will be shut down until the incident has been cleared.

This is not even the only instance today of terrorists or pranksters seeking to scare or threaten political figures by sending them white powder through the mail. His wife was taken to hospital as a precaution.

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The U.S. Secret Service is investigating both incidents.

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