A 24-year-old Massachusetts man has been arrested and charged with mailing letters filled with white powder to members of Donald Trump’s family and others.
The letter, which was addressed to Donald Trump Jr., was opened by his wife Vanessa, who was rushed to the hospital as a precaution after white powder was discovered in the envelope. The powder was not poisonous.
“You are an awful, awful person,” the note said, according to NBC News. “I am surprised that your father lets you speak on TV.”
“You the family idiot,” the note also said. “Eric looks smart. This is the reason why people hate you. You are getting what you deserve. So shut the f*** up.”
The suspect, whom the FBI says works at Catholic Charities’ Peabody Child Care Center, is reportedly cooperating with authorities. He has also allegedly sent letters to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) for defending a father of one of the gymnasts Larry Nassar sexually abused. The father, who did not initially believe his daughter when she accused the former gymnastics doctor, charged at Nassar during the sentencing hearing.
The same suspect also allegedly sent a letter to California U.S. Attorney Nicole Hanna, claiming she murdered a former “Glee” star who committed suicide while being prosecuted for possessing child pornography. The suspect is facing charges for sending threatening letters and for perpetuating a hoax.