A package containing a “suspicious white powder” was sent to Arizona GOP gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake’s campaign headquarters in Phoenix early Sunday morning.
Officers responded to an address where Lake’s campaign office is located and found suspicious items inside the mail. The items were collected and the area was secured, police added. Police and fire officials in Phoenix said that a hazardous materials team and law enforcement responded around 2 a.m. and that there were no reports of injuries or illnesses.
Said campaign spokesman Colton Duncan: “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.”
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs added, “the reported incident at Kari Lake’s campaign office is incredibly concerning and I am thankful that she and her staff were not harmed. Political violence, threats, or intimidation have no place in our democracy. I strongly condemn this threatening behavior directed at Lake and her staff.”
The 53 year old Lake is a former television news anchor for KSAZ-TV who is running as the Republican candidate for governor of Arizona against Hobbs, the Democratic candidate. The race between Hobbs and Lake is one of the most closely watched gubernatorial contests in the country.
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