Donald Trump, Jr.’s wife Vanessa was quickly taken to a New York City hospital earlier Monday after she opened a “suspicious envelope” filled with a mysterious white powder; sparking a massive security protocol at the family’s midtown Manhattan home.
According to the New York Post, Vanessa opened the envelope -addressed to her husband Donald Trump, Jr.- around 10am at their residence on East 54th Street.
Mrs. Trump was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Cornell Medical Center out of an abundance of caution, but further testing showed the powder was off-the-shelf cornstarch.
“The NYPD’s elite Emergency Services Unit, a hazmat team, the department’s Intelligence Bureau and the Secret Service, the Department of Environmental Protection and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force all responded to the scene,” writes the Post.
The incident was eerily similar to the “anthrax letters” that rocked the Washington, DC area following the Sept. 11th terror attacks; killing five people and infecting 17 others with the deadly bioweapon.
More information as it becomes available.