Charges filed against man accused of sending white powder to Trump Jr.

Charges filed against man accused of sending white powder to Trump Jr.

A 24-year-old Massachusetts man was charged on Thursday for allegedly sending an envelope filled with white powder to the New York apartment of Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Organization real estate partner in India accused of 'large-scale fraud' Wife of White House social media director Dan Scavino files for divorce GOP Fla. gubernatorial candidate pictured with disgraced former congressman at Mar-a-Lago MORE and his wife, Vanessa. 

The man, Daniel Frisiello, is accused of mailing the letter that sent Vanessa Trump to the hospital. The substance inside was eventually determined to be non-harmful. 


The letter was postmarked from Boston and was directed to Trump Jr., President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse expected to vote on omnibus Thursday afternoon House passes 'right to try' drug bill Spending bill rejects Trump’s proposed EPA cut MORE's eldest son. It contained a short note criticizing Trump Jr. as an "awful, awful person."

"You are getting what you deserve," the note reportedly read, according to The New York Times.

The charges filed Thursday by U.S. prosecutors in Boston include five counts of mailing a threat to injure a person and five counts of mailing a hoax threat, according to

Vanessa Trump opened the letter at her mother's apartment in Manhattan. She called 911 after she began feeling ill and was taken to the hospital as a precaution. 

It was not the first time the Trumps have had to deal with such a scare. In 2016, during President Trump's campaign, letters containing suspicious powders were sent to Trump Tower twice.