No danger found in suspicious mail sent to Flake - New York News

No danger found in suspicious mail sent to Flake

Posted: Updated:
Jeff Flake Jeff Flake
PHOENIX -

Senator Jeff Flake's office was evacuated for three hours while the FBI, police and hazmat teams investigated two suspicious envelopes.  As it turns out, they weren't a threat.

The two suspicious envelopes postmarked from Tennessee had no return address.

"They just told us to get out that Senator Flake had received a suspicious package and we had to evacuate the building," said Brian Snyder.

The building, which houses a bank and law officers was evacuated.

"For our safety, we are evacuating and leaving for the day," said Raelynn Davis.

Hazmat crews were sent in to test the two letters and no explosives or poisonous substances were found.

"The scene is safe at this time," said Tom Mangan of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Federal investigators tell us the letters were opened and did not have the same eerie message as the letters sent to the President and a Mississippi Senator.  Ironically, Flake talked about those letters on Tuesday, saying lawmakers are on high alert.

"It rarely gets to the members before it goes through a lot of staff..that's a big concern obviously for all of us," said Flake.

Sen. John McCain asked office staff not to open mail right now.  Police were also called out to Rep. Kyrsten Sinema's office for a suspicious package that turned out to be bagels.

"People are scared and that's what they want..they want us to be scared," said Rosario Beck, the building manager.  "It's done..we need to continue back to work and do what we do best."

Three people were taken to an area hospital as a precaution.  We're told they were checked out and are okay.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Baby found in teen's shopping bag called homicide

    Baby found in teen's shopping bag called homicide

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:07:27 GMT
    The New York City medical examiner has ruled that the death of a baby found in a teenager's shopping bag was a homicide.
    The New York City medical examiner has ruled that the death of a baby found in a teenager's shopping bag was a homicide.
  • Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office

    Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:36:50 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she might run for office someday - if she becomes dissatisfied with the job her elected representatives are doing.
    Chelsea Clinton says she might run for office someday - if she becomes dissatisfied with the job her elected representatives are doing.
  • NJ mom charged with trying to kill her 3 teens

    NJ mom charged with trying to kill her 3 children

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:25:35 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman is in custody on charges she tried to kill her three children by driving her car into the Delaware River.
    A southern New Jersey woman is in custody on charges she tried to kill her three children by driving her car into the Delaware River.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices