Police: No powder in envelope reported by candidate's office

Kari Lake
Election 2022 Arizona Governor
Posted at 10:47 AM, Nov 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-12 10:47:48-05

PHOENIX (AP) — There was no powder in an envelope that was opened at the Phoenix campaign headquarters of Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, police said.

Phoenix police spokesperson Donna Rossi said Friday that "the state lab tested the items turned over to them," The Arizona Republic reported. The lab "determined there was no substance inside."

Phoenix police and fire officials said they were called to the building around 2 a.m. Sunday, on a report of an envelope containing suspicious white powder.

Police said at the time there were no reports of injuries or illness, though Lake's campaign had said the staff member who opened the envelope was under medical supervision.

The Lake campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Republic.

The gubernatorial race between Lake and Democrat Katie Hobbs in the crucial battleground state remained too early to call as of Saturday morning. It often takes days to know the results of key races in Arizona.