Politics: HAZMAT crews at Senator Carl Levin's office in Saginaw Michigan - building evacuated

Published by: Robert Laurie on Wednesday April 17th, 2013

Robert Laurie

By ROBERT LAURIE - Building on lockdown - HAZMAT crews on scene.

HAZMAT crews at Senator Carl Levin's office in Saginaw Michigan - building evacuated

UPDATE: Seantor Levin has acknowledged the situation via the following statement:

"Earlier today, a staffer at my Saginaw regional office received a suspicious-looking letter. The letter was not opened, and the staffer followed the proper protocols for the situation, including alerting the authorities, who are now investigating. We do not know yet if the mail presented a threat. I’m grateful for my staff’s quick response and for government personnel at all levels who are responding."

UPDATE: Evacuees are being informed that the FBI is inbound from their Detroit offices, and that the building will be shutdown until they've completed their investigation.  More pics added below.

We've just received word that the former Delphi Tower in Saginaw Michigan has been evacuated, and that it's being treated as a HAZMAT situation.  Police, Fire, and HAZMAT crews are on the scene.  The building houses the Saginaw offices of US Senator Carl Levin.

Little else is known, but we were contacted by one evacuee who told us that "Levin got a suspicious letter in the mail."

Given the recent Ricin-tainted letters received in D.C., we assume they're taking no chances. 

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HAZMAT crews at Senator Carl Levin's office in Saginaw Michigan - building evacuated

HAZMAT crews at Senator Carl Levin's office in Saginaw Michigan - building evacuated