Threatening Letter Containing Suspicious White Powder Sent to Donald Trump’s Son

Threatening Letter Containing Suspicious White Powder Sent to Donald Trump's Son
NYPD and the FBI are investigating after a threatening letter containing suspicious white powder was sent to Eric Trump.

The FBI, Secret Service and New York Police Department are investigating after a threatening letter containing suspicious white powder was sent to Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump.

The letter contained a threatening message implying that Donald Trump’s children would be harmed if the Republican front-runner does not withdraw from the presidential race, according to CBS News.

Lara Yunaska, Eric’s wife, opened the letter and suspicious white powder spilled out. The authorities were notified and police, fire crews and the FBI immediately responded.

More than two dozen police were seen entering Eric Trump's Central Park South apartment late Thursday night.
More than two dozen police were seen entering Eric Trump’s Central Park South apartment building late Thursday night. Credit: Fox 5 New York

The threatening letter arrived at Eric Trump’s apartment the same day the hacker collective Anonymous was accused of releasing Donald Trump’s phone number and social security number in a targeted cyber attack.  

Sources close to the investigation reported that the letter was sent from Massachusetts to Eric Trump’s apartment, and preliminary tests indicated the white substance was not hazardous.

Even though the white powder was not hazardous it sure got everyone’s attention. Secret Service, NYPD and the FBI are still investigating the threat.