White powder, hate speech symbols found in envelopes sent to West Los Angeles office recalling District Attorney George Gascón

WEST LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Suspicious white powder — along with hate speech symbols — was found in return envelopes sent to the office attempting to embattled Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.

The LA Police Department responded to a HAZMAT call at the Recall Gascon office after members reported the suspicious powder.

Police units, bomb squad vehicles and fire department personnel responded and were seen onsite.

The office was forced to evacuate.

Authorities informed them they believe the substance was baking soda.

George Gascón is facing a possible recall. Last week, the Recall Gascón office said it had enough signatures to officially qualify for the ballot.

READ MORE: Gascón recall campaign says it has more than 566,857 signatures, enough to officially make ballot

The effort to remove the DA from office began in December, just months after a similar recall campaign fell short.

DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.

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