Maxine Waters and staff safe after suspicious package marked ‘anthrax’ found at her LA office

Maxine Waters
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: Maxine Waters speaks onstage at 'Families Belong Together - Freedom for Immigrants March Los Angeles' at Los Angeles City Hall on June 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Families Belong Together LA)


On Tuesday, authorities investigated a suspicious package marked “anthrax” that was left at Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ Los Angeles office.

The Los Angeles Fire Department arrived at the scene in the afternoon to investigate possible “hazardous materials.”  Both the fire department and the police department were involved in the investigation. The LAFD posted tweets about the incident. The department concluded that there were no hazardous materials in the package and nobody was harmed.

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Mounting Threats

Rep. Maxine Waters has endured numerous threats in recent months, especially after Donald Trump insulted her intelligence and falsely claimed that she advocated violence against conservatives.

Threats have escalated to the point that Waters has had to cancel certain events due to security concerns. Additionally, a deputy district attorney in California by the name of Michael Selyem went so far as to post on Facebook that he wondered why no one had shot Waters yet.