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‘White powder substance’ sent to Congressman’s office in NC

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U.S. Congressman Richard Hudson

CONCORD, N.C. — Authorities are investigating after a U.S. Congressman’s office received a piece of mail containing a “white powder substance” Tuesday in Concord.

WCNC reported that police and fire officials were called to Congressman Richard Hudson’s office around 10 a.m. in the 300 block of McGill Avenue NW.

Authorities said the piece of mail was opened by a staff member. First responders said the substance was not “immediately hazardous,” and cleared the scene.

Congressman Hudson represents North Carolina’s Eighth District. Officials said he was not in the office at the time.

Source: WCNC.