- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Police activity in Republican candidate Karen Handel’s Georgia neighborhood Thursday concerned white powder found in envelopes in her and her fellow neighbors’ mailboxes.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is helping local police figure out what happened, according to the Atlanta Constitution Journal. One woman was exposed to the substance and is expected to be all right, but results for exactly what the powder is are still pending.

Ms. Handel released a statement saying in part, “The packages contained threatening letters and a suspicious substance. The police were quickly notified and the street is now being blocked off. We will continue to coordinate with law enforcement as necessary.”

The notes found in the envelopes contained expletives, and accused Ms. Handel of being “racist” and implied the white substance would cause hospitalization.

Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta reported the activity Thursday afternoon over a suspicious packaged reported in the area.

Ms. Handel is running in the competitive special election in the 6th Congressional District. She is running against Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff. It is the most expensive House race in the nation.

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