Vanessa Trump, the wife of Donald Trump Jr. wife was rushed to a Manhattan hospital after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that had a mysterious white powder inside, that turned out to be cornstarch, law enforcement sources said.
Vanessa opened the envelope that was postmarked from Boston at home of her mother, Bonnie Haydon, the sources said.
Vanessa called 911 and was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital as a precaution, along with her mother and a third person whose identity was not immediately known.
Her mother handled the envelope before passing it to her daughter, sources said.
The envelope contained a threatening letter describing Trump Jr. as a terrible person.
The NYPD’s elite Emergency Services Unit, a hazmat team, the department’s Intelligence Bureau, the Secret Service, the Department of Environmental Protection and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force all responded to the scene.
Sources said investigators determined that the substance inside the envelope was cornstarch.
Trump Jr. married Vanessa in November 2005 at his father’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach.
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, said: “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.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House spokeswoman said at her press briefing: “I know the president spoke with her (Vanessa). Beyond that at this point, it’s an ongoing and active investigation so I can’t comment any further,” she said.
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