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first_img‘Vanessa & my children are safe’: Trump Jr’s wife unhurt after opening letter containing white powder The New York Fire Department said it treated three patients who were then taken to a hospital for evaluation. Source: Vanessa Trump/Twitter Tuesday 13 Feb 2018, 9:30 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 16,832 Views 73 Comments Feb 13th 2018, 9:30 AM File photo of Vanessa Trump. Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning. Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 12, 2018 By Associated Press https://jrnl.ie/3849245 center_img Source: Donald Trump Jr./Twitter File photo of Vanessa Trump. Image: Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP, File Share66 Tweet Email1 The Trump family has had to deal with a number of similar scares.In March 2016, police detectives and FBI agents investigated a threatening letter sent to the Manhattan apartment of Donald Trump Jr’s brother, Eric, that also contained a white powder that turned out to be harmless.Envelopes containing white powder were also sent to Trump Tower, which served as Trump’s campaign headquarters, twice in 2016.Hoax attacks using white powder play on fears that date to 2001, when letters containing deadly anthrax were mailed to news organisations and the offices of two U.S. senators. Those letters killed five people.Read: Donald Trump Jr’s wife hospitalised after opening letter containing white powderRead: ‘Stunningly brazen’: Trump criticised for refusing to release Democrat memo on Russia probe Image: Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP, File DONALD TRUMP JR’S wife was taken to a New York City hospital last night as a precaution after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that contained an unidentified white powder, though police later said the substance wasn’t dangerous, authorities said.The frightening episode happened after 10 am when Trump, 40, opened the letter addressed to the president’s son at her mother’s midtown Manhattan apartment, investigators said.She called 911 and said she was coughing and felt nauseous, police said.“Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning,” Donald Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter.“Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.” Short URL The New York Fire Department said it treated three patients who were then taken to a hospital for evaluation.Police said the envelope contained a letter but provided no other details.Detectives from the New York Police Department’s intelligence division and Secret Service agents were investigating.Secret Service Special Agent Jeffrey Adams said in a statement that agents were investigating “a suspicious package addressed to one of our protectees” in New York but said he couldn’t comment further.Vanessa Trump, a former model, and Donald Trump Jr have five children, none of whom were home at the time of the incident.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said yesterday that the president spoke by phone to Vanessa Trump about the incident.Thankful tweetLater, the Republican president’s daughter-in-law posted a tweet thanking New York’s police and fire departments, the FBI and the Secret Service for their help.“I appreciate all the quick response to make sure that I was safe! Thank you,” she wrote. Thank you so much for all the help today in NYC! I appreciate all the quick response to make sure that I was safe ! Thank you @FDNY @SecretService @NYPDnews @NYPDCT @NewYorkFBI— Vanessa Trump (@MrsVanessaTrump) February 13, 2018last_img read more

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