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. 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.
USA #Lelling announces arrest of Massachusetts man Daniel Frisiello who allegedly sent letters containing suspicious white powder to 5 high profile individuals @FBIBoston @USPIS_BOS pic.twitter.com/wjUtpLd8XV
— U.S. Attorney MA (@DMAnews1) March 1, 2018
The letter was postmarked from Boston and was directed to Trump Jr., President Trump’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 MassLive.com.
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.
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