President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law was hospitalized on Monday after she opened a letter addressed to her husband, Donald Trump Jr., and found it filled with a “white powder.”
Although the powder has been deemed in hazardous by New York City police, Vanessa Trump was still taken to the hospital as a precaution. They are still unsure what the powder is or why it was mailed to Trump Jr.
President Trump’s daughter-in-law, Vanessa Trump, taken to hospital as a after she opened an envelope containing an unknown substance that was addressed to the President’s son, Donald Trump Jr., at their New York apartment. pic.twitter.com/XQBkJKWiI3
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 12, 2018
A hazmat crew was called to the scene and began decontamination procedures shortly after the incident.
Trump Jr. is the eldest son of the president. He married Vanessa in 2005. The couple has five children, though it was not clear if any were home at the time of the incident.
Police and Secret Service are investigating the incident.
A statement was released from the Secret Service that said, “The Secret Service and our law enforcement partners in New York City are investigating a suspicious package addressed to one of our protectees received today in New York, New York. This is an active investigation and we cannot comment any further.”
BREAKING: @DonaldJTrumpJr‘s wife Vanessa trump taken to the hospital after opening an envelope with a white powdery substance in it! Please send prayers to her and her family! https://t.co/YZjotaTkiy pic.twitter.com/5pVIZ3xPL0
— GITMO (@President1Trump) February 12, 2018
There is no indication anyone suffered any injuries; the NYPD said the substance was deemed to be non-hazardous and was taken to a lab for further analysis.
“How disturbed must a person be to do what they did to a mother of five children?” Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, said in a statement. “This dangerous and reckless act goes beyond political differences.”
WOW…SOME PEOPLE ARE REALLY SICK…..AND EVIL! #VanessaTrump, Wife of Donald Trump Jr., Taken to Hospital After Opening Letter Containing White Powder!
Catch the Criminal and ALL ACCOMPLICES AND PROSECUTE TO MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE https://t.co/mD746pY3L1
— Dr. Lynn J Anderson (@andersonDrLJA) February 12, 2018