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President's daughter-in-law tested after opening envelope of white powder

Nina Agrawal, Los Angeles Times on

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NEW YORK -- Vanessa Trump, the wife of Donald Trump Jr., was taken to a hospital Monday after opening a letter addressed to him that contained an unidentified substance described as a white powder.

Preliminary investigation indicated the substance was not dangerous, the New York Police Department said.

The Fire Department said it responded to a call for help at an apartment building on East 54th Street in Manhattan at 10:03 a.m. Vanessa Trump, 40, had called 911 and said she was coughing and felt nauseous, The Associated Press reported, citing police. The AP said the substance was a white powder.

Firefighters secured the scene, decontaminated it, and took three patients to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, department spokeswoman Sophia Kim said.

The Fire Department did not identify the three people or provide reports on their conditions.

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