Alaska senator, US rep. say powder was concrete -

Alaska senator, US rep. say powder was concrete

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Authorities say all three members of Alaska's congressional delegation received suspicious packages through the mail -- and at least two packages contained a white powder.

The packages were received Monday in the Fairbanks offices of Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski and the Anchorage office of Rep. Don Young.

Both Begich's office and Young's office late Monday issued statements saying the FBI had told them the powder is a concrete material and not hazardous. Begich spokeswoman Julie Hasquet says the sender told the FBI he was sending a sample of the concrete material to members of the Alaska congressional delegation.

Calls to the Anchorage Fire Department and the FBI were not immediately returned.

The incidents were first reported by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

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