LANSING (WWJ) – An unidentified white powder was found in an envelope that was delivered to the mail room of the Romney Building in Lansing, which houses the office of Governor Rick Snyder.
The Governor, who has been attending the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference, was not in his office when the package arrived.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 39,372 New COVID-19 Cases, 36 Deaths
WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick said a mailroom employee opened the letter, which was addressed to the governor, and noticed the powder which he said burned his hands, according to Governor’s office spokesman Ken Silfven.
“There were about ten employees in the room at the time when the envelope was opened and the white powder fell out, but nobody, we are told, was hurt,” Skubick said.READ MORE: Pharmacies, Health Centers Begin To Distribute Free N95 Masks
WWJ Newsradio 950 asked Snyder spokeswoman Geralyn Lasher if the governor was notified about what happened.
“He has been. His first concern, obviously, was for the employee and making sure that the employee was safe. And we are very happy that the employee does not require any additional medical care or hospitalization,” Lasher said.
A hazmat team determined that the power was isolated to just the one envelope. Lasher said employees followed procedure, minimizing further potential damage, and one else was hurt.MORE NEWS: Whitmer Announces State Of The State Address Will Include Tribute To Oxford Community
Business has resumed in the mail room. The substance was turned over to State Police for analysis.