BOULDER, Colo. –
Someone apparently trying to make a political statement caused a brief stir Tuesday at the Boulder office of U.S. Rep. Jared Polis.
According to Boulder police, a suspicious white envelope arrived at the office, 4770 Baseline Road, about noon. Andrew Schultheiss, a district director for Polis, called authorities when workers found a lump in the envelope and no return address.
The Boulder Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team responded and opened the envelope. They found a tea bag inside, with a note reading, “We the People, 1773.”
“We think it’s a reference to the Boston Tea Party,” said Sarah Huntley, a police spokeswoman.
According to the report, Polis’ office has received several envelopes containing notes and tea bags.
Lara Cottingham, a spokeswoman for Polis, said in an e-mailed statement Wednesday that, “Members of Congress take security very seriously. Our office followed the protocol recommended by the U.S. Capitol Police on how to deal with suspicious packages and alerted the police.”