About 100 letters containing suspicious white powder sent to Kansas lawmakers and officials

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – About 100 letters containing suspicious white powder were sent to lawmakers and other public officials across Kansas, officials said.

No injuries were reported, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. He had counted more than 30 letters by late afternoon on Friday and increased the number to 100 on Sunday.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, the bureau said preliminary tests on the substance were negative for common dangerous toxins.

In emails sent to lawmakers and obtained by the Topeka Capital-Journal, Tom Day, director of legislative administrative services, said the Kansas Highway Patrol notified his office of the letters, which contain a Kansas City or Topeka return address. .

The letters were sent to lawmakers at their homes and were turned over to the KBI and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Day wrote.

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