Law enforcement officials are awaiting lab results on a white powder that spilled out of an envelope addressed to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday. The discovery of the powder briefly closed the State Capitol in Phoenix and sent Hazmat teams scrambling.
State police, Capitol police and the FBI are continuing to investigate after Phoenix's Capitol Tower was placed on lockdown for about an hour after a staffer opened the letter in the governor's offices there, the Arizona Republic reported.
A spokesman for the FBI's field office in Phoenix said a laboratory run by the state's Health Department has conducted tests on the white powder. He could not confirm whether the envelope was hand-addressed or contained any note or threat in addition to the substance. No one was sickened by the powder.
The incident has heightened tensions in Arizona, where protesters have targeted Brewer since she signed a controversial immigration bill into law last month.
Brewer has become the law's symbolic stand-in, widely vilified during pro-immigration protests that hit a peak on Saturday, the annual celebration of May Day. Some demonstrators in Dallas carried signs depicting Brewer in Nazi uniform with her arm extended in a stiff Nazi salute, the Associated Press reported.
Isn't this exactly what Clinton was talking about when he said the rhetoric on the right could turn into violence by some followers?
Oh, wait, this is different.
In this case, someone on the left actually committed a violent act because of the rhetoric coming from those on the left.