Trump Jr wife in hospital after opening white powder envelope

BBC News

The US president’s daughter-in-law, Vanessa Trump, was taken to hospital as a precaution after opening an envelope containing white powder, police say.

The letter was addressed to Donald Trump Jr, Mr Trump’s eldest son, at his apartment in Manhattan.

She and two other people at the scene were decontaminated by firefighters and taken to hospital for evaluation.  

NYPD told the BBC they tested the white powder in the envelope and confirmed that it was non-hazardous.

They said that Mrs Trump did not appear to be physically affected by the substance.

The Secret Service is investigating.

The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) referred calls from the media to police, but confirmed that three people had been transported to the Weill Cornell Medical Center.

The call came to police at around 10:00 local time (15:00 GMT), according to local officials.

They said couple’s East 54th Street apartment was now being decontaminated.

In September, Mr Trump Jr, 40, chose to forgo Secret Service protection for himself, his wife and their five children, but it was reactivated one week later.

Donald Trump Jr, who works for his father’s business, married Mrs Trump (née Vanessa Kay Haydon) in November 2005 at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

The wedding was officiated over by Mr Trump Jr’s aunt, the late Judge Maryanne Trump Barry.

Before marrying Mr Trump Jr, Mrs Trump worked as a fashion model in New York.

She had appeared in TV adverts and the film Something’s Gotta Give, starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton.

The 40-year-old former Miss USA contestant once had a handbag company, La Poshett, which is now defunct.

Officials have been on alert for toxic substances sent through the mail since 2001 when anthrax was posted to lawmakers and journalists, killing five people.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43034789

Jim

5 thoughts on “Trump Jr wife in hospital after opening white powder envelope

  1. So, what really happened? Did she perhaps disobey an order that caused her to be “reprogrammed”? Maybe she couldn’t stomach eating an aborted 7 month old fetus in front of a camera for use as blackmail? Great cover story though. Some might fall for it….but not me. Really? Yeah, really. No one has made any attempt on the Trumpet…..they’re just going to make him sweat by going after everyone around him….one by one? Not plausible. Whoever is writing the “script” needs to stop smoking spice, and smoke real pot. Its legal now.

  2. “NYPD told the BBC they tested the white powder in the envelope and confirmed that it was non-hazardous.”

    Hardly a surprise.

    But then… why THIS?…

    “They said couple’s East 54th Street apartment was now being decontaminated.”

    Too bad the decontamination won’t include exterminating any & ALL of the parasites within.

  3. FBI whistleblower Richard L. Lambert broke the story in April 2015 that the October 2001 Anthrax attacks were a hoax. 14 years later no one cared and no one carried the story.

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