A Massachusetts man has been arrested and charged with sending a letter with a white powder to Donald Trump Jr. that landed his wife, Vanessa, in the hospital.
WABC-TV reports, Twenty-24-year-old Daniel Frisiello, of Beverly, was arrested by the FBI and charged with sending at least five letters containing “suspicious white powder.”
Frisiello was also charged with sending threatening messages to Trump, Jr. and other elected officials across the country, officials said.
Daniel Frisiello, of Beverly, was arrested Thursday. He is expected to appear in federal court in Worcester later Thursday. It could not immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.
Federal authorities say he also sent letters containing powder to four other people, including the office of Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan).
The letter to the president’s son was opened by Vanessa Trump on Feb. 12. She called 911 and reported she was coughing and felt nauseous. She was hospitalized briefly.
At least five locations across the country have received a similar envelope with a Boston postmark, suspicious white powder and a written message.
The letter addressed to Donald Trump Jr. was sent to his mother-in-law’s apartment on East 54th Street in Manhattan and postmarked in Boston on February 7.
It contained a typewritten note reading, “You are an awful, awful person. I am surprised that your father lets you speak on TV. You make the family idiot, Eric, look smart. This is the reason why people hate you, so you are getting what you deserve. So shut the F— UP!”
The substance in the letter turned out to be cornstarch.
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