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Hazmat Team Responds to Ted Cruz Campaign Office after White Powder Arrives in the Mail

Senator Ted Cruz (R, Texas) in Dallas, September 21, 2018. ( Tom Fox/Reuters)

A Hazmat team was dispatched to Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign office in Houston, Texas Tuesday after staffers opened an envelope containing a white powder that may be toxic, The Weekly Standard reported.

While it remains unclear whether the material was in fact toxic, two people present at the office building were hospitalized after coming into contact with the substance, according to the Houston Fire Department.

Multiple police cars and fire trucks can be seen outside the campaign office in a photo of the office parking lot sent to The Weekly Standard.

Update 2:58p.m.: The Houston Fire Department confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the substance was found to be non-toxic.

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