Donald Trump Jr.’s wife exposed to white powder, is taken to hospital, police say

Vanessa Trump, left, was taken to a hospital after opening a letter addressed to Donald Trump Jr., second from left, which contained a white powder.
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Police say Donald Trump Jr.’s wife opened an envelope that contained a white powder, felt ill and was taken to a New York City hospital.

They say Vanessa Trump called 911 Monday morning after opening a letter addressed to Donald Trump Jr. at their midtown Manhattan apartment. Police say she said she was coughing and felt nauseous.

The Trump Organization didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. It’s unclear what the powder was.


Detectives from the New York Police Department’s intelligence division and Secret Service agents are investigating. A spokeswoman for the Secret Service hasn’t responded to a request for comment.

Police say a hazmat unit is also at the scene.