LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A package or item labeled ``anthrax'' was left today at the South Los Angeles office of Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, but the item was determined not to be a danger. The office at 10124 S. Broadway was evacuated after the item was found about 2:35 p.m., according to Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations section.
Police requested a hazardous materials response from the Los Angeles Fire Department, which determined the item was not dangerous, Lopez said. Major crimes detectives are investigating the source of the item, he said.
Waters is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and has called for his impeachment. Last week, a militant group known as the Oath Keepers planned to protest outside Waters' office in South Los Angeles, accusing her of inciting violence against members of the Trump administration who are seen out in public. The protest was scrubbed when dozens of counter-protesters showed up.
At one point, however, a small group of people burned an American flag on the ground.