Police say substance found at Hillary Clinton’s HQ not harmful

Discovery made by two interns at campaign office in Manhattan on Friday night

Preliminary analysis has found that a white substance that prompted the evacuation of Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, was not harmful, police said on Saturday.

The substance arrived by post at Mrs Clinton's campaign office in Manhattan, and was transported to the headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, police said.

The floor was evacuated as a precaution, and several people were exposed to the substance.

Four people were examined by medical personnel and they have reported no health issues.

A New York City Police Department spokesman said police were still investigating the precise nature of the substance, as well as the identity of the sender.