A rather scary incident took place at Fox News’ headquarters in New York City, New York this week.
WPIX reports that due to an envelope received at the building which contained a mysterious, white powder substance, the Fox News Corp. building was promptly evacuated as a security precaution.
The midtown building also houses a number of other employees from various firms, all of whom were forced to evacuate.
The incident took place at about midday on Friday at the company’s building on 1211 Sixth Avenue.
To the building was reportedly sent an envelope containing a mysterious white powdery substance. That triggered the evacuation and resulted in an unidentified Fox News host being put in temporary isolation, presumably while authorities determined what the substance was.
Upon the discovery of the contents of the envelope, the New York Police Department’s Hazmat team and the New York Fire Department were immediately sent in. Thankfully, they were able to determine that the powdery substance was non-hazardous.
The building was soon given the “all clear,” and Fox employees were allowed to return to work.
Who did it?
A spokesperson for Fox News indicated that the situation is now being investigated “by the appropriate authorities.” For now, though, it remains unclear who could have been behind the incident.
What we do know is that Fox News has no shortage of enemies these days. Among them would more than likely be extremist groups on the political left. Just days before the white substance incident, a group of far-left protesters gathered outside of the building where they burned pictures of the Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson, as well as an American flag.
“You’re full of lies, you’re all racists and Nazis, you’re Zionists, you’re KKK, Proud Boys,” one of the protesters could be heard saying in video footage of the protest.
It’s not unordinary for the far-left to go after Fox News, however, in the current political climate, Fox News has also acquired enemies on the political right.
When the outlet, in the opinion of some on the right, prematurely called the state of Arizona for then-candidate Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, it sparked outrage among a presumably large portion of its viewer base, leaving open many possibilities of who could have been behind the most recent threat.