Trump escapes chemical weapon attack

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Vanessa Trump and Donald Trump Jr. attend "An Evening of Wishes", Make-A-Wish Metro New York's 30th Anniversary Gala at Cipriani, Wall Street on June 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Make-A-Wish Metro New York)

Donald Trump Junior, son of the U.S. President has been delivered with an envelope containing a white powder suspected to be a chemical substance.

The envelope with a note threatening the president’s son was received by Trump Jr.’s wife Vanessa, on Monday but the New York City Police Department (NYPD) confirmed it to Fox News on Tuesday.

The note received by President Trump’s daughter-in-law Vanessa read: “You’re an awful person and now you get what you deserve,” the threatening note read, according to police.

She was subsequently taken to the hospital as a precaution, along with two others, police said.

A team of hazmat workers began decontaminating the couple’s apartment in New York City and the substance was eventually deemed “non-hazardous” after being tested, officials said.

The “white powder,” according to the New York Post, was thought to be cornstarch.

The U.S. president’s son tweeted Monday about the development saying it was “Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.”

The U.S. Secret Service confirmed in a statement that they, along with authorities in New York, were investigating the incident.

Trump Jr. is the eldest son of the president. He married Vanessa in 2005. The couple has five children, but it was unclear if any were home at the time of the incident.

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