Vanessa Trump taken to hospital after receiving white substance in mail

LAS VEGAS NV- OCTOBER 19 Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa Trump wait for the start of the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center

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The New York Police Department and officials from the city departments of Health and Environmental Protection responded to the scene, along with the Office of Emergency Management.

Donald Jr.'s wife, Vanessa, opened the envelope and discovered the powdery substance and note, sources said.

She then dialed 911, saying she was coughing and feeling nauseous.

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The US Secret Service, which is charged with protecting members of the president's family, has joined the investigation, said spokesman Jeffrey Adams. Out of caution, officials say investigators will conduct a thorough probe of the event. The apartment may be the home of Vanessa Trump's mother, local news outlets reported.

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The New York Daily News reported slightly different wording: "You're an terrible person and now you get what you deserve".

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NYPD later determined that the white powder was harmless. The New York Post reported that the material was cornstarch. The couple has five children; none of the kids were home at the time of the incident. Nonetheless, the letter itself was threatening.

Trump Jr. has been a target of criticism for his role in a 2016 meeting with a group of Russians at New York's Trump Tower.

Investigators confirmed that the mysterious white substance inside the envelope was corn starch.

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Donald Trump Jr. praised first-responders and investigators yesterday thanking them via Twitter "for their decisive action and incredible words of support to my wife and family". "Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behaviour".

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