Authorities won't pour salt in the wound after Capitol misunderstanding
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. (WICS) —
The state's attorney has declared he will not press charges against the woman responsible for the Capitol lockdown on July 6.
The Capitol was locked down following a report that a woman threw white powder in an area of the Capitol.
According to a report from the Illinois Secretary of State Police, the woman was actually eating salt out of her hand due to a medical condition.
The woman was detained but never charged.
The substance she allegedly threw, was tested and turned out to in fact be just salt.
“After the investigation, it was clear that there was no evidence that this subject that had this substance was intending to make a statement or disturb the peace or cause alarm. There is no evidence that she was intending to commit and criminal offense and therefore no criminal charges will be filed.” said John Milhiser, the Sangamon County States Attorney.
The state's attorney said the investigation was done by the Secretary of State Capitol Police.
The Secretary of State’s office said the investigation was handled correctly.
They said whenever there is a report of a possible threat, extreme caution needs to be exercised.