Rep. Maxine Waters’ Office Evacuated After Receiving Package Addressed to ‘Anne Thrax’

The South Los Angeles district office of U.S. California Representative Maxine Waters was evacuated on Tuesday after an odd package arrived.

The parcel was addressed to “Anne Thrax” according to officials and authorities feared it was a cryptic title for the hazardous substance anthrax. Officers were notified of the “suspicious package” around 2:30 p.m. Half of the two-story California building was evacuated, but people were allowed to return inside after officials gave them the green light. There were no injuries reported.

The Los Angeles Fire Department sent a tweet out stating that no dangerous substances were found and deemed the package safe. “LAFD assisted LAPD in the investigation and determined no hazard existed. No patients required evaluation,” it read.

“There was no evidence of any dangerous substance at all… They’re probably going to investigate to see where this item came from,” Officer Mike Lopez of the Police Department’s Major Crimes Division told L.A. Times.

Waters has been receiving death threats since she called for supporters to confront members of President Trump’s administration in June. It was in response to the zero-immigration policy, which separated children from their parents across the U.S. border.

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