Law enforcement officials found no substance in the “suspicious” items mailed to Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s campaign headquarters.
On Friday, Phoenix Police said that an investigation and laboratory test confirmed there was no substance in the envelope.
“The state lab tested the items turned over to them regarding incident #2022-1665892 and has determined there was no substance inside,” police said.
First responders were called to a Phoenix office building where Lake’s campaign headquarters was located early Sunday morning due to “suspicious items,” Phoenix police told multiple outlets.
Fire authorities said the items were envelopes, and a Lake campaign spokesperson claimed a staffer found “suspicious white powder” inside one when they opened it.
The FBI and bomb squad units were called to the scene as well, and police are investigating the matter, The campaign office was shut down, and the spokesperson said the envelopes were “sent to professionals at Quantico for examination.”
Lake’s race against Democratic Arizona gubernatorial nominee Katie Hobbs is still very close heading into the weekend.
With 83% of the vote counted, Hobbs is leading Lake 50.7% to 49.3% or 31,097 as of Saturday morning at 9:40 am EST.