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US President Trump's Daughter-In-Law Hospitalised Over 'Suspicious' White Powder In Mail

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| February 13 , 2018 , 12:12 IST

Vanessa Trump, the wife of the eldest son of US President Donald Trump had to be rushed to the hospital on Monday due to symptoms of nausea after opening mail containing an unidentified white powder, which was later found to be non-hazardous.

The envelope, addressed to Donald Trump Junior was opened by Vanessa who was then hospitalised along with 3 other patients to test for exposure. Since 2001, US authorities have been on alert for mail containing white powder after envelopes laced with the deadly bio-weapon anthrax were sent to media outlets and US lawmakers, resulting in the death of 5 people.  

"The substance had arrived by mail and it was addressed to Donald Trump Jr.," said New York Police Department spokesman Carlos Nieves.

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In a tweet, Trump Jr confirmed that his wife and children were safe, hinting that the package was politically motivated.

"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 behaviour," Donald Trump Jr tweeted.

The US Secret Service, which is charged with the protection of the family members of the US President, is also involved in the investigation, spokesman Jeffrey Adams confirmed.

Previously, a white powder was sent to the home of President Donald Trump's younger son Eric in 2016, but was also found to be harmless.