Tags: Trump Administration | vanessa trump | white powder | hospital

Trump Jr.'s Wife Taken to Hospital After Opening Letter

Image: Trump Jr.'s Wife Taken to Hospital After Opening Letter
Vanessa Trump and son Tristan (Getty Images)

Monday, 12 Feb 2018 02:48 PM

The wife of Donald Trump Jr. was taken to a Manhattan hospital for precautionary reasons after opening a suspicious letter sent to their residence that contained an unidentified substance, NBC News is reporting.

After Vanessa Trump, 40, opened the letter, which was addressed to her husband, she called 911 and said she was coughing and felt nauseous, police said. She and other people in the residence were taken to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center for precautionary reasons, NBC reported.

A preliminary test indicated the substance wasn't dangerous, police said.

Neither Vanessa Trump or her guests were injured in any way, and NBC reports that the substance was not hazardous.

Detectives from the New York Police Department's intelligence division and Secret Service agents were investigating.

"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," Secret Service Special Agent Jeffrey Adams said in a statement.

Vanessa Trump, a former model, and Donald Trump Jr. have five children, none of whom were home at the time of the incident.

In March 2016, police detectives and FBI agents investigated a threatening letter sent to the Manhattan apartment of Donald Trump Jr.'s brother, Eric, that also contained a white powder that turned out to be harmless. Envelopes containing white powder were also sent to Trump Tower, which served as Trump's campaign headquarters, twice in 2016.

Hoax attacks using white powder play on fears that date to 2001, when letters containing deadly anthrax were mailed to news organizations and the offices of two U.S. senators. Those letters killed five people.

Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.

© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
The wife of Donald Trump Jr. was taken to a Manhattan hospital for precautionary reasons after opening a suspicious letter sent to their residence that contained an unidentified substance, NBC News is reporting.
vanessa trump, white powder, hospital
297
2018-48-12
Monday, 12 Feb 2018 02:48 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved