Someone hand-delivered an anonymous envelope to Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo's Capitol Hill office Wednesday, prompting a brief investigation that ultimately cleared the suspicious letter.
The envelope was addressed to "Comrade Curbelo," according to one of the congressman's staffers. Instead of a return address, it listed, "Kremlin."
Curbelo wasn't in the office -- he's spending the congressional recess in the district -- but some of his aides were.
The Capitol Police checked out the letter "out of an abundance of caution," spokeswoman Eva Malecki said. "We were able to clear it without any threat."
Malecki added that Capitol Police deal with similar situations "on almost a daily basis."
"Capitol Police puts their lives on the line everyday to keep our Washington, D.C. offices safe, and today their training and professionalism showed," Curbelo said in a statement. "I'm grateful for their swift response and that my staff is safe."
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