Vanessa Trump, 40, was taken to a New York Metropolis hospital Monday after opening a letter addressed to her husband which contained white powder.
The mail arrived at their midtown condo, the place she and Donald Trump Jr reside with their 5 kids. Paramedics rushed to the scene after she stated she was coughing and felt nauseous, in response to police.
Two others have been additionally taken to the hospital as a precaution. Considered one of them was reportedly Ms. Trump’s mom.
The white powder was later decided to be “not hazardous,” a police official stated.
Detectives from the New York Police Division (NYPD) in addition to the Secret Service are investigating. The latter supplies safety to the president and his household.
“That is an energetic investigation and we can’t remark any additional,” Secret Service Particular Agent Jeffrey Adams stated in an announcement.
Donald Trump Jr. has been within the public eye due to his function in 2016 conferences with a Russian lawyer and others the place the Trump marketing campaign was provided probably damaging details about Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
The Trump Group didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
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Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy acquired an anthrax-laced letter in 2001 (the senator was unhurt)
Not the primary time Trump household focused
In March 2016, NYPD detectives and FBI brokers investigated a threatening letter despatched to President Trump’s different son, Eric. That envelope additionally contained a white powder that turned out to be innocent.
Envelopes containing white powder have been additionally despatched to Trump Tower — which was Donald Trump’s marketing campaign headquarters — twice in 2016.
Mail containing white powder first put authorities on alert in 2001 after envelopes containing anthrax were sent to several media outlets as well as lawmakers. 5 folks died in consequence.
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