USCP Investigates Letter with Concerning Language

October 11, 2022
Press Release

The United States Capitol Police’s (USCP) Hazardous Materials Response Team screened a suspicious letter that was sent to the Rayburn House Office Building and determined the envelope not to have anything dangerous inside.

Just before 12:30 p.m., Congressional staff reported the suspicious letter because it contained concerning language.

The USCP cleared the area near Rayburn House Office Building room 2466, while investigators screened the letter. Despite some inaccurate press reports, powder was not found. The area around the office was re-opened around 1:50 p.m.

The Department’s Threat Assessment Team takes all concerning statements and threats seriously. The agents are now working to determine who sent the letter and why.