Police investigate package sent to Mayor Lienhoop

Correction: This story has been edited to clarify the situation concerning the incident.

Columbus Police completed a report this week on what is being called a “glitter-bomb” that was sent to Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop’s office.

Columbus Police Department Spokesman Lt. Matt Harris says that when the package was opened, it appeared to have been spring loaded with glitter and blew out into the mayor’s office. Harris says that no one was hurt and stresses that there were no explosive elements inside the package. He adds that the parcel was sent through the U.S. Mail.

The episode is being described as an “inconvenience” by those familiar with what happened. City Hall personnel simply swept up the debris from the recently-replaced carpets.