On Monday, a suspect letter holding “an unidentified substance” that was addressed to President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., was sent to a property belonging to his wife Vanessa.
NBC New York reports:
The letter mailed to the East 54th Street apartment was opened Monday morning and contained some sort of substance, though the specific nature of that substance wasn’t immediately clear. Three people were taken to a hospital as a precaution for observation after the FDNY responded shortly after 10 a.m.
The identities of those taken to the hospital were not immediately released and there is no indication whether any injuries were sustained. NBC News added that decontamination efforts are underway and that emergency units are still at the scene.
Donald Trump Jr.’s wife, Vanessa Trump, was hospitalized Monday after receiving a letter containing white powder, New York City police told Fox News.
President Trump‘s daughter-in-law opened the letter addressed to Donald Trump Jr. about 10 a.m. at the couple’s Manhattan apartment. It’s unclear what the “white powder” was.
Vanessa Trump was taken to the hospital as a precaution, police said. Two other people were reportedly also taken to the hospital, according to ABC7NY. The couple has five children, though it was not clear if any were home at the time of the incident.
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Police and Secret Service are investigating the incident.
Trump Jr. is the eldest son of the president. He married Vanessa in 2005.
Trump Jr. ditched his Secret Service detail for a period of time in September, reportedly because he wanted more privacy. But his detail was apparently reactivated about a week later.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.
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