Politics

Suspicious White Powder Marked "Tea Party" Sent to Rep. Joe Garcia's Office

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In the second high-profile case of a white powder leading to the evacuation of a government office this week, a white substance was sent to Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia's office in Key West.

This one probably wasn't crack cocaine, but it was oddly marked "Tea Party."

The envelope was discovered this morning and had a return address only reading "Tea Party."

Key West police evacuated the entire building, but after investigating the powder determined that it was not a threat.

"Whether this is a hoax or a legitimate threat, this is a serious matter and should be treated as such. Such scare tactics targeted against any elected official, or public servant, will not deter us from serving our constituents, as we will not be intimidated by these cowardly acts," Garcia said in a statement.

Though Garcia's Key West office only has one employee, the entire building was effected. It remained closed today but will be reopen tomorrow morning.

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Kyle Munzenrieder