The FBI is investigating after a suspicious white powder turned up in mail sent to a Georgia congressional candidate at her home in a suburb of Atlanta.
Republican Karen Handel said she called police after suspicious packages and threatening letters were delivered to her and several others living in her neighborhood yesterday. Firefighters and hazmat teams responded as police searched other mailboxes in her subdivision. No injuries were reported.
Later yesterday, news stations WAGA Fox 5 and WXIA 11Alive received similar letters. The powder in WAGA’s letter was found to be mostly baking powder. One package was postmarked Greenville, South Carolina. One of the documents mailed with the powder, in part, read "America's terrorist soldiers are raping and killing innocent Muslims by the thousands. Republicans are literally ushering in the apocalypse by ignoring the impending climate disaster."
Handel is the GOP candidate in Georgia's runoff election next week to fill the congressional seat left vacant when Tom Price became Health and Human Services secretary.