Police, Secret Service investigate report of suspicious substance at Clinton’s NYC office
NEW YORK – Police and Secret Service agents Friday investigated a report of a suspicious substance found at former President Clinton’s office in Manhattan.Clinton was not at the office at the time, officials said. A woman opened an envelope that contained a white powdery substance and called authorities, according to news reports.Police and emergency crews were called to the Harlem office building at about 3:45 p.m., said New York Police Sgt. Reginald Watkins.”There is a search to try to recover some sort of foreign substance,” he said, adding that Secret Service agents were also at the building.Clinton spokesman Jay Carson said the building had not been evacuated. He had no other details.Secret Service spokesman Eric Zahren said officials performed a field test on the substance and asked people to stay in the area to determine exactly how they were exposed to it, or if they had been exposed at all.Clinton signed a 10-year lease for the 8,300-square-foot penthouse floor of the 14-story building in 2001.The city’s Administration for Children’s Services has a field office on four lower floors of the building.
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