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GOP house candidate Karen trade, neighbors suspicious packages

Republican congressional candidate Karen Handel and some of her neighbors received the suspicious packages on Thursday with an unknown substance, in an incident investigated by the FBI and other authorities, Fox News confirms.

“The FBI responded with Roswell fire and police to a suspicious white powder letters,” Special Agent Stephen Emmett of the FBI Atlanta Field Office told Fox News. “The situation is sitting at multi-housing in Roswell, including Karen Handel house.”

Handel, who lives in a neighborhood in Roswell, Ga., and face off against Democrat Jon Ossoff in a by-election in the next week for Georgia, 6. District, headquarters, confirmed the report.

“This afternoon, we had some suspicious packages at our house and our neighbors, the” trade, said in a statement. “The packages containing threatening letters and a suspicious substance.”

According to Handel, the police “quickly informed” and their street was blocked.

“We are also said to continue to coordinate with the law enforcement authorities as necessary,” Handel.

The FBI also said Fox News, FOX 5 Atlanta, a subsidiary in Atlanta, Ga., was in receipt of an unknown white substance.

#BREAKING – FBI closes the investigation after at least 5 houses in #Karen trade of the neighbourhood received envelopes w/ a “white powdery substance” pic.twitter.com/iUcCpHMput

— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) June 15, 2017

“We still need a connection between the two incidents,” Emmett told Fox News.

The ner will receive a package with a white powdery substance inside a clear plastic envelope. The package contained a document with anti-Donald Trump and the anti-Karen Handel-language, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.

Emergency response to @FOX5Atlanta of a suspicious letter. Contained an unknown powder and anti-Trump/Handel-letter. https://t.co/iEFrXfWvKi pic.twitter.com/NGtLXUgSWp

— Mike McClain, FOX 5 (@mikemcclainfox5) June 15, 2017

According to FOX 5 Atlanta, the package and its contents were secured in a containment box after opening. A hazmat team was brought in to investigate. The powdered substance has not yet been identified.

According to FOX 5 Atlanta, the document in the package threatened violence, and you can also read in the article: “America’s terrorist soldiers rape and kill innocent Muslims by the thousands. The Republicans are literally the Apocalypse ushering in the ignore the threat of climate catastrophe.”

DeKalb Haz-Mat testing of a suspicious powder at @FOX5Atlanta #fox5atl pic.twitter.com/zm6Arnq5Z2

— Mike McClain, FOX 5 (@mikemcclainfox5) June 15, 2017

The package was postmarked in Greenville, South Carolina. Law enforcement officials said the suspect packages to Karen Handel of Roswell neighborhood, the Mail from Greenville, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.

Mike McClain, vice president of news at FOX 5 Atlanta, tweeted a photo of DeKalb authorities in hazmat suits, the examination of the suspect powder.

Lisa Holland with the Roswell Police Department told WSB-TV in Atlanta that you know the nature of the substance at this time.

“We all take seriously these threats. We’ve said a lot of problems with political signs in the past few months,” Holland. “It was just a situation about the campaign on both sides.”

The incident occurred a day after house majority whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and four others were injured in a shooting at a congressional baseball practice outside of Washington.

Handel and Ossoff to fight for the space to the left of President Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services-Tom Price.

Ossoff said, his campaign has also received threats.

“Our campaign has a number of threats, some of which have intensified in the last few days,” Ossoff said in a statement. “We have reported to the local police and taken prudent precautions.

Brooke Singman is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.

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