BOCA RATON (CBS4) – Firefighters tested the  suspicious white powder along with a threatening message that was delivered to Congressman Allen West’s Boca Raton campaign office. They determined that the powder is not dangerous.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were on the scene including the FBI, Boca Raton Police, Boca Raton Fire-Rescue, and Delray Beach Fire-Rescue.

According to the West Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC, haz-mat units suited up and entered the office. Once they get inside, they determined that the substance was not an active biological agent.

According to a statement from Congressman West’s office, the envelope contained white powder and a letter making derogatory statements towards West. It also mentioned the word Anthrax.

“I am deeply disturbed at this incident which threatened a member of our campaign staff,” West said in a statement. I thoroughly condemn this act, which does nothing but evidence the sick and deranged nature of the perpetrator.”

No one was in the office and no one was transported to the hospital or injured during Friday’s incident.

Comments (7)
  1. Me says:

    It was probably cocaine.

    1. Ana Hernandez says:

      That is so funny, probably true

      1. GAIN AND AGEIN says:


        Why Play the Race Card, Check it out, FIRST

    2. Phil Landers says:

      Doubtful, nobody gives cocaine away (although they will trade). Plus it comes in plastic bags not envelopes.

  2. Jonathan says:

    You only say that because he is a black politician

  3. Jane Doe says:

    My guess would be baking powder or baking soda. It is cheap and is odorless. Also that is what fools who do that kind of stuff have used in the past.

  4. Printing west palm beach says:

    I think he could a criminal and already worked on his policy to threatened the agencies.

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