Powder sent to Donald Trump, Jr. home deemed non-hazardous
Donald Trump Jr. wife Vanessa Trump was admitted to the hospital in New York City after the opening of a letter with a suspicious white substance that was later deemed ‘not dangerous.’
Donald Trump Jr. wife, Vanessa Trump, was taken to the hospital Monday after receiving a letter with white powder that was later deemed to be non-hazardous, New York City police told Fox News.
President Trump ‘ s daughter-in-law opened the letter to Donald Trump, Jr. just after 10 pm, in the few apartment in Manhattan. It is unclear what the “white powder” was, but the authorities tested the substance and found it to be ” non-dangerous.”
Vanessa Trump, center, was taken to a hospital in New York City Monday after opening a letter with white powder.
(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Vanessa Trump was taken to the hospital, as a precaution, police said. Two other people who are also exposed to the powder were taken to the hospital.
A hazmat crew was called to the scene and began decontamination procedures shortly after the incident.
Trump Jr. tweeted from the “scary situation” on Monday afternoon, and the blame of the incident on people with “opposing views.”
“Grateful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation this morning,” Trump Jr. has said. “Really disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.”
Grateful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation this morning. Really disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.
— Donald Trump, Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 12, 2018
Trump Jr. is the oldest son of the president. He married Vanessa in 2005. The couple has five children, but it was not clear if a were home at the time of the incident.
DONALD TRUMP JR., CONWAY AT THE END OF THE SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION
The police and the Secret Service is investigating the incident.
The U.S. Secret Service said in a statement: “The Secret Service and our law enforcement partners in New York City have launched an investigation into 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 further.”
Ivanka Trump, Vanessa’s sister-in-law, tweeted Monday afternoon, “no one deserves to be afraid in this way. There is no excuse.”
Thinking of @MrsVanessaTrump & I was by her side today. No one deserves to be afraid in this way. There is no excuse.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) On February 12, 2018
Trump Jr. ditched his Secret Service detail for a period of time in September, reportedly because he wanted more privacy. But his detail was reactivated about a week later.
Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.
Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam