Cancer-causing pesticide sent to Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal's office

4 months 22 hours 14 minutes ago Thursday, April 19 2018 Apr 19, 2018 Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:41:00 AM CDT April 19, 2018 in News
By: Lauren Petterson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Sen. Maria Chappelle Nadal, D-St. Louis, said the unknown substance on envelopes sent to her on Thursday was a cancer-causing pesticide.

Hazmat teams responded to the state capitol Thursday after Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal got an envelope with an unknown substance at her office.

The senator from St. Louis tweeted about "another suspicious threat:"

Although the press release did not explicitly state that it was Chappelle-Nadal's office, the senator tweeted a photo of the press release with a caption saying, "Self explanatory."

(Editor's note: This story has been updated with the latest information.)

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