Idaho statehouse evacuated after anthrax hoax

The Idaho statehouse was evacuated Wednesday after a bomb threat was made and a suspicious package was found containing white powder.
Emergency crews responded after the letter, which that stated it contained anthrax, was mailed to the attorney general's office. The combined bomb and anthrax threat closed the building down for four hours, KMVT reports.
A spokeswoman from the Salt Lake City office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that initial tests showed the substance found was non-toxic. Police dogs also found no evidence of an explosive device as of 2 p.m., the Idaho Statesman reports.
A spokesman for Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter confirmed on Wednesday that the building was cleared at approximately 11 a.m. while authorities investigated the threats. Jon Hanian, the spokesman for Otter, said that the governor was in the building at the time and was evacuated along with other state employees, according to Local News 8.
Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador was in the building on Wednesday hosting a job forum. His office issued a statement that the event had been moved to another building "due to unforeseen circumstances," Local News 8 reports.
After emergency crews determined that the location was safe, the statehouse building was re-opened Wednesday afternoon.