Barack Obama is the latest victim of the mystery package containing a powdery substance.
Just a day after Donald Trump Jr.’s wife was sent to the hospital after she opened a package with a white substance, Barack Obama has now fallen victim to the same package.
Authorities in Washington, D.C., responded on Tuesday after a white powdery substance was discovered in mail sent to former President Obama’s offices.
D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services and Metropolitan Police Department said the substance was quickly cleared from the building, the headquarters for the World Wildlife Fund, where Obama leases space. The substance was found to be nonhazardous.
Police did not say where the substance came from or its intended recipient. It was discovered in the building’s mailroom before authorities were called to the scene.
“The incident is over as far as DC Fire and EMS is concerned,” Vito Maggiolo, the public information officer for D.C. Fire and EMS, told The Hill. “Whatever the substance was, it was deemed to be nonhazardous.”
The incident comes a day after President Trump’s daughter-in-law Vanessa Trump and her mother, Bonnie Haydon, were hospitalized as a precaution after they opened a letter containing a white powdery substance.
The letter was addressed to the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. The substance was later determined to nonhazardous.