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HazMat determines suspicious substance sent to Ted Cruz's Houston office is soap


HOUSTON – HazMat personnel were called to Ted Cruz's office in southwest Houston after reports of a suspicious substance.

Houston police went to Cruz's presidential campaign headquarters at 24 Greenway Plaza about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cruz officials released the following statement:

"Today, a staff member in our Houston office opened a letter that contained a white substance. The office followed standard protocol, immediately notifying local authorities. The FBI, their HazMat team, and City of Houston Fire Department came to the scene and tested the substance. It was found to be non-toxic, and has been taken away by the FBI for further testing."

After being analyzed by the Houston Fire Department Hazmat team, it was determined the substance found was soap. The package and the note that was attached was turned over to the FBI.