Illinois capitol placed on lockdown after suspect throws powdery substance at governor’s office

The Democrat-controlled Illinois House was preparing to vote to override Gov. Bruce Rauners veto of budget bills Thursday when the capitol was placed on lockdown. Hazmat teams were called to inspect the building, and a woman was removed from the gallery in handcuffs in what might be related incidents.

The “white, powdery substance” proved not to be harmful but still had to be considered a serious threat until it could be analyzed.

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