Suspicious powder found at Al Gore’s office

Suspicious powder found at Al Gore's office (Image 1)

Authorities responded to former Vice President Al Gore's Nashville office Friday afternoon after a suspicious white powder was discovered in a letter.

Metro police said the FBI responded to the building, located at 3801 Bedford Avenue near the Mall at Green Hills, at around 2 p.m.

The building was evacuated while they investigated at the scene.

The Nashville Fire Department's Hazmat team and the Bomb Squad also responded to the scene.

Based on an initial assessment, the FBI said the incident doesn't appear to be related to a series of letters recently mailed to the offices of Senators across the country.

Thursday, a similar letter containing a white powder was found at U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's office on West End Avenue in Nashville.

Keith Moses with the FBI said these kinds of letters, even if a hoax, are a serious crime and the person responsible will be prosecuted.

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