(Springfield, IL) — A suspicious powder discovered earlier today caused lockdown at the Illinois State Capitol, but it is back open now. Security didn’t allow people in or out of the building while state police looked into the situation for about 2 hours earlier this afternoon. It’s believed someone may have thrown powder at Governor Bruce Rauner’s office. The House was getting ready to vote on whether to override Rauner’s veto of the budget.
Also, Governor Bruce Rauner was not in danger following a report someone threw powder at his office. The governor wasn’t at the state Capitol this afternoon because he was attending the funeral of State Trooper Ryan Albin. The Capitol was evacuated while a HazMat crew checked the scene. The building reopened about 3:30 this afternoon.
Meanwhile, one person is under arrest following a suspicious powder situation at the Illinois State Capitol. The woman was taken into custody on the third floor of the building this afternoon. It’s believed she threw the powder at Governor Bruce Rauner’s office, but lawmakers tell “Chicago Sun-Times” she may have thrown the substance at other offices. No injuries have been reported.
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