Suspicious Package At Sen. Risch’s Office Turned Out To Be Full Of ‘Suckers’

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Coeur d’Alene, Idaho police on Monday determined that a suspicious package found at the office of Sen. James Risch (R-ID) was not a threat, and instead was full of paper, rambling notes, and candy.  

“It was just a paper, rambling notes, and some candy suckers, indicating they were all suckers,” Christie Wood, a spokesperson for the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, told TPM on Monday. 

The package, which was addressed to Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), did not contain any language the police determined was particularly threatening to the congressman. Similar packages were received by “several” other people in Coeur d’Alene, according to Wood. Wood said that police were currently informally interviewing the man that left the packages, and that it was not clear yet if any charges would be filed in the case. 

“He’s kind of just a little off,” Wood said.

TPM asked Wood how the man had been located so soon after the package was found at the senator’s office. 

“His name was all over it,” she said. 

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