TUCSON, Ariz. — The Tucson office of U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., was evacuated Thursday after an envelope containing a white powder was discovered in the office’s mail.
The congressman, who is seeking a fifth term, wasn’t at the office when a staffer discovered the envelope, Grijalva spokesman Adam Sarvana said. The envelope had swastikas either written or stamped on the front.
Tucson police responded and evacuated about a dozen people from the office. An FBI spokesman said the substance has been taken to Phoenix for further testing.
Authorities said it’s not immediately known who sent the envelope to Grijalva, who has been threatened previously.
Sarvana said Grijalva was at another Tucson office Thursday – his campaign office – and was made aware of the envelope’s discovery.
A Phoenix man was indicted in June for allegedly threatening to assault, kidnap and murder Grijalva and his aides. In July, a bullet was fired into Grijalva’s Yuma district office shortly after he reversed his call for a convention boycott because of Arizona’s new immigration law.
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