HOUSTON – Firefighters said no hazardous substances were detected in a suspicious piece of mail that was delivered to Sen. Ted Cruz's Houston office Tuesday.
The Houston Fire Department temporarily evacuated the ninth floor of Phoenix Tower after a piece of mail containing a white, powdery substance was delivered to Cruz's office, KPRC-TV reported.
Firefighters said two people were taken to the hospital after being exposed to the substance.
Two people were taken to the hospital after apparently being exposed to a white powdery substance in an office building at 3200 SW Fwy. The 9th floor of the Phoenix Tower has been evacuated as HFD HazMat is responding to the scene working to determine the nature of the substance.— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) October 2, 2018
Authorities reopened the ninth floor of the building after conducting a brief investigation.
The evacuation order has been lifted for the office building at 3200 SW Fwy. All tests were negative for any hazardous substance.— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) October 2, 2018