White substance found at Clinton office not hazardous: police

October 22, 2016 2:11 AM EDT

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shakes hands with supporters after a campaign event in Cleveland, Ohio U.S., October 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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(Reuters) - Preliminary analysis has found that a white substance that prompted the evacuation of Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, was not harmful, police said on Saturday.

The substance arrived through the mail at Clinton's campaign office in Manhattan, and was transported to the headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, police said.

The floor was evacuated as a precaution, and several people were exposed to the substance.

A New York City Police Department spokesman said police were still investigating the precise nature of the substance, as well as the identity of the sender.

(Reporting by Joseph Ax Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

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