BioweaponsVanessa Trump, Obama's D.C. office receive envelopes with suspicious white powder

Published 13 February 2018

The suspicious letter which was sent to Vanessa Trump, the wife of Donald Trump Jr., was postmarked from Boston and contained corn starch, law enforcement officials told CNN. Vanessa Trump and two other people were taken to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center as a precautionary measure.

The suspicious letter which was sent to Vanessa Trump, the wife of Donald Trump Jr., was postmarked from Boston and contained corn starch, law enforcement officials told CNN.

The Trump family expressed anger over the incident. “No one deserves to be frightened this way,” Donald Jr.’s sister Ivanka tweeted.

Donald Trump Jr. called it “disgusting” in a tweet but said everyone was safe.

Vanessa Trump and two other people were taken to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center as a precautionary measure.

CNN reports that A NYPD examination of the white powder in the envelope found it to be non-hazardous. The NYPD is conducting more tests, but officials said the substance was harmless corn starch.

“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.”

On Tuesday morning, an envelope containing suspicious white powder was delivered to the office suite at the headquarters for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington, D.C., where Barack Obama leases space. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Metropolitan Police Department said the substance was quickly cleared from the building.

The police said the envelope was discovered in the building’s mailroom before authorities were called to the scene. The envelope was not delivered to Obama’s office.

The incident is over as far as D.C. Fire and EMS is concerned,” Vito Maggiolo, the public information officer for D.C. Fire and EMS, told The Hill. “Whatever the substance was, it was deemed to be nonhazardous.”

Fox 5 D.C. reported that mail containing the white substance was sent to the building from Hong Kong and had no return address.

 

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