White Powder Sent to New Mexico Governor

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STATE News:

A suspicious envelope with white powder was sent to New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s office this afternoon.

The envelope was discovered about 3 p.m. while the governor’s staff was processing and sorting incoming mail. A white powdery substance spilled out of one of the envelopes, according to reports.

Staff members called the Department of Public Safety and State Homeland Security Department for directions on how to respond. Two staffers who came in contact with the substance were quarantined.

Santa Fe Fire Department Hazmat arrived on scene and tested the substance, which was found to be harmless. The staff members were released from quarantine.

The mattter is under investigation and tests are being conducted on a second suspicious piece of mail found this afternoon as well, according to reports.

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