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Suspicious Package Sent to Georgia Congressman

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 14:57:00-04

Dekalb County, Ga.-- After the discovery of a suspicious package at a United States Congressman's office in Georgia, investigators have given an all clear.

Officials say the package was received at the Office of Representative Hank Johnson in Dekalb County Thursday morning.

WSB-TV says a staffer, who was wearing a mask and gloves, opened the envelope containing red powder in the building's mail room.

Emergency hazmat units were called to the scene and the building, with eight people inside, was evacuated.

The units examined the powder and the staffer, before announcing an all-clear.

Congressional staffers just received security training on these type of situations last week.