Kari Lake’s Office Receives Suspicious White Powder, Threatening Messages

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s campaign office received two envelopes containing “suspicious white powder” with “abusive messages,” according to a report from the Daily Mail.

Both the FBI and police — including a hazmat team and the bomb squad — responded to the threat, and were at the scene from 10:00 p.m. on Saturday until 5:00 a.m. on Sunday.

The FBI reportedly took the “suspicious” substance for analysis, while the Phoenix Police Department told the Daily Mail that they will be investigating the suspicious packages.

“Officers responded to a found property call at an office building near 40th Street and Camelback Road,” Sergeant Phil Krynsky told the outlet. “When officers arrived they learned there were suspicious items located inside the mail. Additional resources responded to collect the items and secure the area…There have been no reports of injury and the investigation remains active.”

A source familiar with the campaign told the Daily Mail that one of the staffers had opened an envelope that contained “a suspicious white powder” and a letter “with a bunch of vulgarities and ranting and raving about Kari.”

The source also revealed that the employee noticed a second package “exactly like the first one she had opened and she reported it.”

According to the outlet, Lake’s campaign believes that this was a “terroristic attack, trying to intimidate Kari and the campaign staff.”

Lake released a statement about the threat.

“Yesterday, a member of the Kari Lake staff opened an envelope delivered to our campaign office that contained suspicious white powder,” the statement began. “It was one of two envelopes that were confiscated by law enforcement and sent to professionals at Quantico for examination, and we are awaiting details. The staff member is currently under medical supervision.”

“Just two days before Election Day, our campaign headquarters remains shut down,” the statement continued. “We look forward to law enforcement completing their investigation as quickly as possible. Rest assured, we are taking this security threat incredibly seriously and we are thankful for the Phoenix PD, FBI, first responders, bomb squad, and HazMat crews that responded to this incident.”

“In the meantime, know that our resolve has never been higher and we cannot be intimidated. We continue to push full speed ahead to win this election on Tuesday,” the statement concluded.

Jack Posobiec, the senior editor at Human Events, traveled to Lake’s campaign office to report on the incident.

Lake is running for governor against Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D). According to a recent Phillips Academy poll, the Republican firebrand currently holds a double-digit lead over her Democrat opponent, with 53% of likely voters supporting Lake and 42% supporting Hobbs.

Last month, news broke that someone allegedly broke into Hobbs’ campaign office. Almost immediately afterward, the Democrat candidate’s campaign released a statement suggesting, without any evidence, that Lake had something to do with the crime. Following an investigation into the matter, an illegal immigrant was arrested for the crime.

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