They evacuated the White House for the discovery of a suspicious powder: they confirm that it was cocaine

The operation took place on Sunday evening. The substance was found in an area open to tourism. They investigate how he got there.

THE White House was briefly evacuated Sunday night when President Joe Biden was at Camp David after the Secret Service uncovered a suspicious dust in an area of ​​the West Wing, where the presidential offices are located, and a preliminary analysis has revealed this it was cocainetwo policemen said on Tuesday.

During a routine Sunday inspection, Secret Service agents found the powder inside an area accessible to tourist groupsnot in an office, agents told the Associated Press, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to an ongoing investigation.

The compound was evacuated at around 8.45pm on Sunday and emergency crews arrived to carry out a preliminary examination, which found cocaine. The White House was reopened and the powder sent to the laboratory.

Biden and his family went to Camp David on Friday and returned to the White House on Tuesday.

The Secret Service said in a statement that the presidential villa was closed as a precaution and the capital’s fire brigade was called to determine if the substance was dangerous.

“Item has been sent for evaluation and the cause and how he entered the White House will be investigatedthe Secret Service said.

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