JoCo lawmakers among those receiving letters with ‘suspicious white powder’

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The Kansas Statehouse. File photo.

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More than 30 letters containing a white powder have been received by state officials across Kansas on Friday, including at the residences of some elected state representatives in Johnson County.

“The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Kansas Highway Patrol, and several local police departments, sheriff’s offices, and fire departments have responded today after mail was received by legislators and public officials containing a suspicious white powder,” KBI Spokesperson Melissa Underwood said in a news release.