‘White powder’ mailed to Donald Trump’s campaign office

Six isolated after incident at Trump Tower, NY Fire Department investigating substance

New York City firefighters and police said on Thursday they were investigating a report that an envelope containing a suspicious white powder substance was mailed to Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan.

New York Police spokesman Brendan Ryan said the powder was found in an office on the fifth floor of the building, which houses the campaign headquarters of Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner. No injuries were reported and an investigation is underway, he said.

The envelope had been mailed to Mr Trump’s campaign office, where a staff member opened it and immediately called the police, the Associated Press reported.

Five civilians and a police officer were isolated by emergency personnel and were under evaluation after authorities arrived at the location at about 8:05 pm (1.05am Irish time), New York Fire Department spokesman John Ryan said.

Mr Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks directed all questions to the US Secret Service. A representative for the agency could not be reached immediately for comment.

Last month, a threatening letter containing a granular substance was sent to Mr Trump’s son, Eric, urging an end to his father’s presidential campaign.

Agencies

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