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White powder sent to Canadian senators is deemed harmless

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Mar 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-23 17:33:42-04

Envelopes containing white powder were sent to the offices of Canadian senators, according to reports. Officials have since declared the substance to be "non-toxic" according to CTV.

The envelopes that arrived via postal mail were marked with the words "Ottawa Shooting."

On Oct. 22, 2014, Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, was locked down after a gunman killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and then entered a nearby building.

The shooter, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, went into the building where members of Parliament were meeting. He was cornered and killed by the commons sergeant at arms.