White Powder Found At Texas AG's Office

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Authorities are giving the all clear after a HAZMAT situation in the Texas Attorney General's Office. Officials say an envelope with a "white, powdery substance" was mailed to the downtown Austin building this morning, leading to a partial evacuation. Three employees in close contact with the substance were decontaminated and taken to the hospital as a precaution. Texas D-P-S says all tests on the substance came back negative, and the investigation is ongoing.

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There was a scare at the Texas Attorney General's Office in Austin after an envelope full of white power was discovered. Fire crews decontaminated three workers who came in contact. A spokesman says they did not show any symptoms but they were taken to the hospital as a precaution. It's unclear why the threat was sent to Republican AG Ken Paxton or if it targeted any one individual.

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