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Congressman's office cleared after white powder scare

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Police in Concord are investigating after they say someone sent a white powder substance to the office of a U.S. Congressman.

According to police, officers and firefighters were called to the office of U.S. Congressman Richard Hudson around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Officers say the call was in reference to a white powder substance in a letter that had been opened inside his North Carolina office.

The powder was quickly tested and was negative for harmful results, a spokesperson from Hudson's office told WBTV.  Police also confirmed that initial tests indicated "nothing of concern in the white powder."

Police say the letter contained writing, in addition to the powder, but could not release more information due to the ongoing investigation. They are working to determine the source of the letter.

The spokesperson told WBTV that Hudson is currently in Washington, DC for voting and was not inside the office when the envelope was opened.

Concord police say they are working with U.S. Capitol Police on the case.

"Local police, fire and HazMat crews were very helpful in this case," the spokesperson told WBTV.

Hudson represents the Eighth District of North Carolina.  He is also the Chairman of the Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Transportation Security.

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