Archive for Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kansas governor’s office reopened after investigation of suspicious powder

The powder was determined to be safe. There have been similar reports at governor's offices across the country.

December 11, 2008, 1:31 p.m. Updated December 11, 2008, 2:17 p.m.


— Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ ceremonial office and people inside it were quarantined for about two hours after a letter was opened that contained a suspicious powder, officials said Thursday.

Apparently, the powder posed no danger, and the office on the second floor of the Capitol was re-opened around 2 p.m.

Envelopes with suspicious powder have been received by governor’s offices in 12 other states this week. In those instances, the letters contained cornstarch or baby powder.

In Kansas, the letter was opened around noon by an employee. The substance inside the letter has yet to be determined.

Sebelius spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran said initial tests on the substance revealed it was inert and did not pose a threat.

At the time the envelope was received, Sebelius was in her working office, which is not connected to the ceremonial office. The ceremonial office is often used for news conferences and other events. During the incident, Sebelius continued working in her office, Corcoran said.


Steve Jacob 9 years, 5 months ago

Are people really this stupid? You know it will get back to you at some point!

missmia 9 years, 5 months ago

i'm curious as to what the letter said, or if it said anything

oldnavycdr 9 years, 5 months ago

What made it suspicious was they thought it was a cabinet appointment.

TheYetiSpeaks 9 years, 5 months ago

In other news: Politicians' B.S. leaves powdery residue.

calvin 9 years, 5 months ago

Glad she kept working. After all of the time she was gone campaiging for Obama she needs to get caught up. All that work for Obama and he did not offer her a cabinet position (or she declined, what a BS line).

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