HOUSTON, Texas – Houston Fire Department HAZMAT crews have been called out to the campaign headquarters of Ted Cruz’ presidential campaign.
HAZMAT crews were called to Cruz’ presidential campaign headquarters after a suspicious substance was found, according to a report by Houston’s ABC13 KTRK. The headquarters is located in a high-rise office complex in southwest Houston called Greenway Plaza.
The Houston news outlet had a helicopter over the scene and reported that there was no mass evacuation of the facility apparent. The building is also the home for the Israeli consulate in Houston. The Fire Department confirmed to the news outlet that they were specifically responding to the senator’s campaign office.
Senator Cruz is in Florida on Thursday preparing for the debate to be held later in the evening.
The Cruz campaign released a statement regarding a suspicious letter opened at the campaign headquarters on Thursday. It stated, “Today, a staff member in our Houston office opened a letter that contained a white substance. The officer 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.”
This article has been updated.
Bob Price is a senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas and a member of the original Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX