White powdery substance found in Alabama AG’s office

A 2010 file photo provided by the Strange campaign shows Alabama Attorney Gen. Luther Strange. Strange is recommending that the Legislature repeal some portions of the state's tough new immigration law that have been put on hold by federal courts and clarify some others. In a letter Dec. 1, 2011 to legislative leaders, Attorney General Luther Strange recommended repealing a section that makes it a crime for an illegal immigrant to fail to carry registration documents. He also suggested repealing the requirement that public schools collect information on the immigration status of students. He said both sections have been put on hold temporarily by federal courts. Strange said the proposed changes would help law enforcement and remove burdens on law-abiding citizens. (AP Photo/Strange campaign, File)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) – UPDATE: Attorney General Luther Strange released a statement Wednesday evening stating that all employees at the office are safe.

“Our employees are all safe, and for that I am most thankful’ Strange said in a statement. “The Attorney General’s Office is working with state and federal authorities to investigate the source of the letter received today. I want to commend the first responders, firefighters, medics and law enforcement personnel for their rapid response, assistance and professionalism.

ORIGINAL: A white powdery substance discovered at the office of Attorney General Luther Strange has prompted an investigation from authorities.

Authorities responded to the scene after a secretary from the office opened the envelope and realized it contained a suspicious white and powdery substance.

A total of six people were exposed to the substance.

Inspectors tested the substance and, according to preliminary tests, discovered that the substance is not harmful.

Secondary tests are still planned on the substance to confirm whether or not the initial testing was accurate.

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