The group advocating for a recall election of liberal Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon was forced to vacate his office on Thursday after receiving suspicious-looking white powder in an envelope.
The envelope, which bore swastikas, was filled with a white powdery substance, forcing the Los Angeles Police Department, LADF Hazmat and bomb squad to respond.
The group from Recall Gascon’s Los Angeles headquarters was also tested to ensure they had not been exposed to anything hazardous. Authorities later determined that the substance was baking soda.
The group told TNZT 11 Los Angeles that it receives a lot of hate mail in its office.
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Gascon has come under fire in Los Angeles for his progressive policies, which some say are too soft on offenders and protect criminals rather than victims.
His policies were most recently in the spotlight earlier this month when two El Monte police officers were killed by a man who was on probation after receiving a lenient sentence due to a plea deal for a weapon offense fire.
TNZT News’ Bill Melugin contributed to this report.