Thursday, 16 August, 2018

DC authorities respond after white powder sent to Obama's offices

Former US President Barack Obama speaks during an unveiling ceremony for portraits of himself and former First Lady Michelle Obama at the Smithsonian's National Portrait in Washington 'White powder' sent to Barack Obama's office - just 24 hours after similar package sent to Donald Trump Jr
Ellis Copeland | 15 February, 2018, 08:02

There was no return address on the letter and its been reported that the envelope contained baby powder. The former president has leased office space in the building since leaving office in January 2017.

In addition, a hazardous materials team and the U.S. Secret Service also responded. The building is owned and is headquarters to non-profit World Wildlife Fund. Information on whether Barack Obama was present when the substance was found has not been released. Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Secret Service, which provides protection to former presidents and their spouses, were on the scene as well, she said.

This comes just a day after Donald Trump's daughter-in-law Vanessa Trump was sent to hospital after a letter containing a similar "suspicious substance" was sent to her apartment in NY. The letter, which was reportedly addressed to her husband, contained a note that read, "You're an very bad person and now you get what you deserve", a law enforcement officer told the New York Post. It is located in Northwest D.C., according to the local affiliate.

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On Monday morning at around 10:00 a.m., Vanessa Trump opened the package, which had been sent to Trump Jr.'s Manhattan apartment.

The Secret Service continues to investigate the WWF building incident.

"Their professionalism under pressure made a rough day manageable", Donald Trump Jr. tweeted.

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