Liberal Terrorism? White Powdery Substance Sent to Pentagon, White House, Sen. Ted Cruz

A white powdery substance turned up in the this week sent to offices of Republican Senator Ted Cruz, the White House, and the Pentagon, reports say.

In what may be a case of liberal terrorism, a white powdery substance turned up in the mail this week sent to the offices of Republican Senator Ted Cruz, the White House, and the Pentagon, reports say.

In one incident in Texas, first responders were called to the Houston campaign offices of Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday. Two staffers were hospitalized after opening the letter.

According to Daily Wire:

Officials dispatched a HazMat team along with police and firefighters after a campaign staffer opened the letter, according to The Weekly Standard.

On Twitter, the Houston Fire Department noted that two people had been taken to the hospital after being exposed to the unknown substance.

A spokesperson for the Cruz campaign told The Hill that neither of the people that were transported to the hospital worked for the campaign.

The Houston Fire Department later noted that testing found the powder to be non hazardous but the two were sent to the hospital as a preventative measure.

The envelope sent to the Cruz offices was not the only such incident.

In a second incident, envelopes containing what authorities feared was the poison ricin was also sent to the White House on Tuesday.

As the New York Post reported:

The piece of mail sent to Trump appeared to be connected to two other letters which were sent to the Pentagon, according to CNN.

A Secret Service spokesperson confirmed the receipt of a suspicious envelope addressed to the president on Oct. 1, CNN said.

“The envelope was not received at the White House, nor did it ever enter the White House,” the spokesman said.

A third incident was also reported on Tuesday, this time it was suspicious letters sent to the Pentagon.

According to The Blaze:

The packages were addressed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Adm. John Richardson, who is chief of naval operations. Specific information about the packages has yet to be released.

As a result of the questionable packages, the Pentagon’s mail is currently under quarantine.

Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesperson, said that the mail facility is on Pentagon grounds, but is not housed in the main building, where the offices of the defense secretary are located.

“On Monday, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency detected a suspicious substance during mail screening at the Pentagon’s remote screening facility,” Manning said in an official statement. “The envelopes were taken by the FBI this morning for further analysis.”

The FBI also issued a statement, confirming that they had taken possession of the parcels that tested positive for the deadly substance: “On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, in coordination with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, FBI Special Agents took possession of two suspicious envelopes that had been screened at the Pentagon mail facility. Those envelopes are currently undergoing further testing. As this is ongoing, we will have no further comment.”

It is suspicious that all these incidents occurred on the same day, for sure. Could it be an example of a coordinated liberal terror attack?

The investigation continues.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

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