President Trump’s daughter-in-law was taken to the hospital yesterday after opening an envelope containing a “suspicious” substance addressed to her husband, Donald Trump Jr. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) said initial tests did not indicate the powder was harmful but they are continuing to test the substance. Law enforcement sources later said the substance turned out to be corn starch.
Vanessa Trump and two others, including her mother, were taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution. The NYPD said officers and Secret Service agents responded to the couple’s apartment in midtown Manhattan yesterday morning around 10 a.m.
Vanessa Trump, 40, wasn’t hospitalized but was tested at the hospital out of an abundance of caution.
Donald Trump Jr. later tweeted he was thankful his wife and children were safe.
Vanessa Trump’s mother, Bonnie Haydon, handed her the envelope, which Vanessa then opened. The identity of the third individual taken to the hospital was not immediately clear.
The Secret Service said it is “investigating a suspicious package addressed to one of our protectees received today.”
Ivanka Trump addressed the incident on Twitter saying she wished she was by her sister-in-law’s side.
In March 2016, law enforcement officials investigated a threatening letter addressed to Donald Trump Jr.’s brother, Eric. The letter also contained a suspicious white powder that turned out to be harmless.