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No dangerous materials found in state senator's office after hazmat scare

LARGO, Md. — A hazardous materials crew was called to the office of a Maryland state senator after several people felt ill, but nothing hazardous was found.

The incident happened just after 7 p.m. Tuesday at a campaign office of Democratic state Sen. C. Anthony Muse.

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The Washington Post reports that several people working in the office reported feeling sick and thought it might have been caused by products in an office trash can.

A spokesman for the Prince George's County Fire Department said nothing suspicious was found. He said the incident is under investigation.

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The incident came on the heels of the arrest of a Seattle man who was charged this week with sending 11 packages containing explosive black powder to government agencies and military installations in the D.C. area.

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