The FBI and state agencies are investigating.
Law enforcement said the FBI and multiple state agencies were investigating after dozens of letters containing “suspicious” white powder were sent to Kansas state lawmakers and officials on Friday.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said more than 80 such letters were reported statewide. updated on saturday.
“Law enforcement is working to securely collect the letters and investigate the incidents,” the agency said in a statement. “Currently, no injuries have been reported, but we ask everyone to remain vigilant in handling mail.”
The FBI, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, State Fire Police, Kansas Highway Patrol and numerous local governments responded to reports of key officials Unknown government received mail containing white powder.
Kansas Representative Tory Marie Blew indicated in a social media post that she had received one of the letters, and shared a photo of a white envelope addressed to the state district office. hers.
“This is not OK,” Blew, a Republican representing the Great Bend area, said in the post. “I’m so grateful to our first responders — words cannot express how grateful I am for this event.”
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said the investigation is still ongoing.
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