Suspicious Substance Found in Envelope Addressed to Governor Snyder

By: News 10
By: News 10

State Police and the FBI are investigating a suspicious substance found on an envelope addressed to Governor Rick Snyder. Curt Wiess, a spokesman for the Department of Management & Budget tells wilx.com the it was a granular substance similar in texture to salt and pepper. A state worker in the Constituent Services office at the Romney Building felt an irritation on his hand when he opened the letter around 2:15. He rinsed his hand off and did not need medical treatment.

The staff followed procedure by putting the envelope in a zipped bag and calling a postal inspector. It did not have a return address. The letter inside the envelope was incoherent ramblings according to Wiess. Investigators are not saying where it was post-marked.

A fire department hazmat team and State Police responded to the Romney Building, which was not evacuated. MSP investigators took custody of the envelope and letter. Governor Snyder is on Mackinac Island for the annual Mackinac Policy Conference. He has not commented on the incident yet.

Stay with News 10 and wilx.com for more details on this breaking story as they become available.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM
    This is as simple as extract of maple seeds sent through the mail. Some one without a lot of brains can do this.
  • by Blake on Jun 3, 2011 at 06:06 AM
    Incoherent ramblings from a ticked off person...Must have been a teacher
  • by WhatTheEff Location: Lansing on Jun 2, 2011 at 03:04 PM
    Maybe if they were to follow him around, and slip the substance into his food or something...might work then.
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      by RT on Jun 3, 2011 at 08:28 AM in reply to WhatTheEff
      So you're advocating assassinating the Governor...I hope the State Police pay you a visit...you IDIOT!!
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