Kari Lake Campaign headquarters in Phoenix staff opened the envelope which contained white powder – according to the news sources.
In addition, the items which were discovered during the investigation will now be tested at the laboratory facility in Arizona. However, no evidence has been currently sent to the laboratory in Quantico.
Lake campaign spokesman Colton Duncan also added that envelopes were confiscated by law enforcement and were “sent to professionals at Quantico for examination but apparently there’s a closer lab and that’s where they actually sent the substance, so we’re going to find out what it was.”
“When officers arrived, they learned there were suspicious items located inside the mail. Additional resources responded to collect the items and secure the area,” Sgt. Phil Krynsky told CNN. “There have been no reports of injury and the investigation remains active.”
Earlier this Sunday, the Kari Lake team highlighted that they were taking the “threat incredibly seriously” and also thanked the authorities for taking the matter seriously as it also included medical supervision.
“In the meantime, know that our resolve has never been higher, and we cannot be intimidated. We continue to push full speed ahead to win this election on Tuesday,” Duncan said.
“We’re in dangerous times. This is not the first time we’ve been… threatened, I’ve been threatened many times,” Lake told reporters at a campaign event in Queen Creek.
“We’ll get to the bottom of this, I really don’t want to get too far ahead of it, I want investigators to look into it and I truly want to find the people who sent this because it’s wrong that this is happening.”
“Political violence, threats, or intimidation have no place in our democracy,” Hobbs said in a statement. “I strongly condemn this threatening behavior directed at Lake and her staff.”
“There is no place in our democracy for stuff like that,” Kelly told CNN at a campaign event in Tucson. “But we don’t need to, anybody needs to be doing anything like that. It’s just wrong. And hopefully there’ll be an investigation and they’ll find who did it and they’ll arrest them and prosecute him.”
This story has been updated with additional developments.