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Man in Custody After Being Found With Suspicious Substance Near White House, Two Secret Service Agents Hospitalized

A man has been taken into custody in relation to a “suspicious substance” found near the White House on Tuesday — which led to two Secret Service agents being hospitalized for “precautionary evaluation.”

The white powdery substance was reportedly discovered during a traffic stop by the Eisenhower Executive Office building on New York Avenue in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday afternoon.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the situation, and two members of the Secret Service were transported for medical attention after being exposed to the substance.

Secret Service Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that the agency suspects that the powder was some form of narcotics.

“Shortly before 11am, Secret Service Uniformed Division made a traffic stop in the 1700 Blk of New York Avenue. During the stop, officers came in contact with a powdery substance believed to be suspected narcotics. 1 individual taken into custody & officers are being evaluated,” Guglielmi wrote.

The suspect’s name has not been released, but CBS reporter Nicola Sganga tweeted that they had a current extradition warrant.

Sganga asserted that DC Hazmat confirmed that the substance was a horse tranquilizer, but Timcast had not been able to independently verify the reporter’s claim at the time of publishing.

“Two U.S. Secret Service officers were transported to the hospital after exposure to horse tranquilizer,” Sganga wrote. “Officers were performing a routine traffic stop and detained an individual with an extradition warrant when they came into contact with the white powder, ID’d by DC Hazmat.”

Timcast has reached out to DC Hazmat and will update this story if more information is provided.

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