Maxine Waters’ Offices Evacuated
The California Representative’s offices were evacuated this afternoon in response to a package labeled “anthrax.”
UPDATE 07/25/18 10:35 AM PST: The package sent to Waters’ offices addressed to “Anne Thrax” was removed by a hazardous materials team and determined to not be dangerous.
“There was no evidence of any dangerous substance at all. They’re probably going to investigate to see where this item came from.” — LAPD Spokesperson Mike Lopez
Today, those threats reached a new level of severity when a package was delivered to Waters’ offices labeled “anthrax.”
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the incident at 3 p.m. PST to investigate the suspicious package.
Additionally, a hazardous materials team is reported to have been on-scene as well as police officers.
As of yet, no injuries or fatalities have been reported.
Waters was forced to cancel two public appearances last month after receiving a particularly serious death threat.
She has shown incredible determination and bravery in the face of the threats, which have included lynching the African-American congresswoman.
“I know that there are those who are talking about censuring me, talking about kicking me out of Congress, talking about shooting me, talking about hanging me. All I have to say is this, if you shoot me you better shoot straight, there’s nothing like a wounded animal.” — Waters
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