The wife of Donald Trump Jr. was taken to a New York City hospital Monday after she opened an envelope containing an unknown white powder.
The letter was addressed to Donald Trump Jr. and sent to the couple’s apartment on East 54th Street in Manhattan.
His wife, Vanessa, opened the letter just after 10 a.m. She and two other people were decontaminated by firefighters at the scene and taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
They appear to be fine, officials said.
Police and Secret Service agents are at the scene investigating.
The former model, 40, was at her parents’ apartment in a building in Manhattan’s Midtown East around 10am when she opened the letter addressed to her husband and started coughing and feeling nauseous, a source with direct knowledge of the incident told DailyMail.com
Trump’s mother Bonnie Haydon handled the letter before passing it on to her daughter.
The mother and daughter and another person were decontaminated and taken to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center as a precaution, New York City Fire Department officials said. They appear to be fine now.
Law enforcement sources said that the powder turned out to be cornstarch.
‘Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning.
‘Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior,’ Donald Jr tweeted after the incident.
Donald Jr’s sister Ivanka sent her thoughts from Washington, DC.
‘Thinking of @MrsVanessaTrump & wishing I was by her side today. No one deserves to be frightened this way. There is no excuse,’ she tweeted
President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, weighed in with a statement of his own.
‘How disturbed must a person be to do what they did to a mother of five young children? This dangerous and reckless act goes beyond political differences,’ Cohen said.