White powder PANIC: Mystery substance sent to Barack Obama's office from CHINA


Cops are on the scene after getting reports of a white powdery substance being discovered around 12:30 PM. After inspection, Fire and EMS Battalion Chief Edward Smith reportedly determined that the white substance was actually baby powder.

Police are launching an investigation after someone sent an envelope with white powder to former President Barack Obama's offices in Washington, D.C.

Police did not say where the substance came from or its intended recipient.

The former president has been leasing the space at 1250 24th Street in Northwest, D.C. since leaving the office in January 2017.

Police have said traffic in the surrounding area will be closed until everything is cleared up.

There does not appear to be a connection to the incident on Monday, where President Trump's daughter-in-law Vanessa Trump, wife of Donald Trump Jr.

The letter was addressed to her husband, Donald Trump Jr.

The Secret Service and the FBI are investigating the incident. The white substance turned out to be cornstarch.

In 2001 22 people were infected and five people died after letters containing the spores were sent to several news media offices and two Democratic senators: Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont.