Update: NYPD reveals the powder in envelope addressed to Trump Jr. is not hazardous.
The wife of Donald Trump Jr. reportedly opened an envelope addressed to her husband that was sent to their apartment on East 54th Street in Manhattan.
She reportedly opened the letter just after 10 a.m.
She and two others who may have been subjected to the unknown white powder were decontaminated by firefighters at the scene and immediately rushed to the hospital for further evaluation.
Early reports from police revealed Vanessa was coughing and felt nauseous after being exposed to the white powder.
“The substance was deemed to be non-hazardous and is being transported to a lab in New York City for further analysis,” said NYPD spokesman J. Peter Donald.
The Secret Service and New York Police Department are working in unison to investigate the scene and identify who might have sent the envelope.
While details about the incident were sparse, law enforcement officials and medical experts are very concerned that the white powder could be anthrax or another similar type of harmful agent.
Until the substance can be fully tested by officials, authorities currently exercising extreme caution to ensure the Trump family and those subjected to the powder are treated properly.
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, released a statement highlighting how sick a person must be to scare a mother and her family with an envelope containing an unknown substance.
“How disturbed must a person be to do what they did to a mother of five children?” Cohen said. “This dangerous and reckless act goes beyond political differences.”
Nothing has been confirmed yet, but this frightening moment underscores how the Trump family is often subjected to horrifying things like this simply because of their political stances.
This is a developing story.
Source: ABC7 New York