An envelope with white powder on the inside was sent to the New York residence of Donald Trump Jr. in the United States, where his wife Vanessa Trump opened it before being rushed to hospital on Monday in a what turned out to be a false alarm. 

The substance was declared non-hazardous after later inspection, with police and Secret Service investigating the incident.

The envelope addressed to Trump Jr. held a letter and contained an “unidentified white powder”, reported the New York Police Department.

Mrs. Trump, 40, and two others were decontaminated by firefighters at the scene in Manhattan before being sent to hospital.

The daughter-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump opened the letter around 10 a.m., the NYPD said.

The Fire Department of New York reported that three were transported to hospital with minor injuries, but did not specify beyond that.

Trump Jr. later posted on Twitter:

“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.”

More details to follow. Image of Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa Trump from NY Mag. 


Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at

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