Agency: Suspicious package delivered to home of Joe Biden's brother

Story highlights

  • A suspicious package is delivered to the home of the vice president's brother
  • The FBI has custody of the package, authorities say
  • The contents have been deemed "not to be threatening," the FBI says
A suspicious package containing powder that was delivered Saturday to the Florida home of Vice President Joe Biden's brother has been determined not to be a threat, authorities said.
A bomb squad and a hazardous materials team were called to the Ocean Ridge home of Francis Biden after a package with powder coming out of it was delivered, said Steve Lewis, a spokesman for Boyton Beach Fire Rescue.
The FBI has taken custody of the package, Lewis said.
In a statement, the FBI said preliminary tests indicate the contents of the package are not threatening.
"No further details are available at this time as the matter is still under investigation," the statement said.
No injuries were reported, though two people were taken to the hospital as a precaution, he said. The identities of the two were not released.
Ocean Ridge is about 30 miles north of Fort Lauderdale.