Updated 5:57 p.m.
Law enforcement authorities responded to the Washington, D.C., office of former President Barack Obama this morning after a receiving a call of a white powder at the location. Emergency response personnel received the call at 11:05 a.m., and DC Fire and EMS arrived on the scene three minutes later.
According to authorities, a letter containing a white powdery substance had been sent to the headquarters of the World Wildlife Fund, which is where President Obama’s office is located. In a statement to ITN, the U.S. Secret Service said that the package was not addressed to any Secret Service protectees and that the substance was determined to be harmless.
“The Secret Service will continue to work with our law enforcement and public safety partners to further investigate this matter,” Special Agent Jeffrey Adams wrote.
The incident comes a day after President Trump’s daughter-in-law, Vanessa was hospitalized as a precaution after opening a letter containing a mysterious white powder at her New York City apartment. The letter was addressed to her husband and eldest Trump son, Don Jr. That substance was later determined to be cornstarch.