“There was a scare Tuesday at the South Philadelphia campaign headquarters of Democratic Sen. Barack Obama.”
“The office at 15th and Christian streets was filled with volunteers around 5 p.m. when one of them brought in the mail and opened a letter that had a note and a powdery substance on it that immediately set off alarms.”
“She notified a supervisor. Then, they placed the letter outside, evacuated the building and called police.”
“‘The letter was somewhat threatening in nature, and it contained a substance that we believed to be a hazmat,’ Philadelphia police Capt. Mike Gillespie said.”
“Examining the letter, investigators determined the substance was just harmless brown sugar. The all-clear was given by 5:50 p.m.”
This video is from Fox 29 News, broadcast October 14, 2008.