Trump Tower White Powder Threat

CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reports.

FROM CENTRAL PARK WEST, JANELLE
BURRELL CBS2 NEWS.
THANK YOU.
A FRIGHTENING SCENE AT TRUMP
TOWER AS EMERGENCY CREWS
DESCEND ON THE BUILDING.
AN INTERN WORKING IN TRUMP'S
CAMPAIGN OFFICE OPENED AN
ENVELOPE CONTAINING A WHITE
POWDERY SUBSTANCE SETTING OFF A
MASSIVE POLICE RESPONSE.
ANDREA GRYMES JOINS US THRIVE
TRUMP TOWER IN MIDTOWN.
Reporter: CHRIS AND MARY,
WE'VE LEARNED THAT INTERN IS A
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FROM
WESTCHESTER.
HIS MOM TOLD US THAT HE'S DOING
FINE.
HE WAS SENT HOME THROUGH A CAR
SERVICE LAST NIGHT AROUND
11:00.
POLICE TELL US THIS MORNING
THEY ARE STILL INVESTIGATING
EXACTLY WHAT THAT SUBSTANCE
WAS, BUT SOURCES SAY IT DID NOT
APPEAR TO BE DANGEROUS.
FIRST RESPONDERS RUSHED TO
TRUMP TOWER LAST NIGHT AFTER A
HIGH SCHOOL INTERN FROM
WESTCHESTER OPENED A LETTER
WITH WHITE POWDER INSIDE.
SOURCES SAY HE WAS IN A FIFTH
FLOOR OFFICE FOR THE TRUMP
CAMPAIGN WHERE VOLUNTEERS MAKE
CALLS AND OPEN MAIL.
FDNY HAZMAT RESPONDED TO THE 9-
1-1 CALL AROUND 8:00 ALONG WITH
THE NYPD AND CITY DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH.
SOURCES SAY THE INTERN WAS
DECONTAMINATED AS A PRECAUTION.
ABOUT HALF A DOZEN OTHERS
INCLUDING A POLICE OFFICER WERE
ISOLATED AND MONITORED ALSO AS
A PRECAUTION.
ALL OF THIS WENT ON AS THE
REPUBLICAN FRONT RUNNER
CAMPAIGNED IN CALIFORNIA.
THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME
TRUMP HAS BEEN TARGETED.
BACK IN MARCH HIS SON ERIC
TRUMP AND HIS WIFE RECEIVED A
THREATENING LETTER AT THEIR
HOME AT TRUMP PARK EAST ON
CENTRAL PARK SOUTH WARNING
DONALD TRUMP TO DROP OUT OF THE
PRESIDENTIAL RACE OR HARM WOULD
COME TO HIS FAMILY.
THE ENVELOPE ALSO CONTAINED A
WHITE POWDER WHICH TURNED OUT
TO BE HARMLESS.
AND AS FOR LAST NIGHT,
SOURCES SAY TRUMP WAS NOTIFIED
ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AND THAT
NONE OF HIS FAMILY MEMBERS WERE
PRESENT WHEN THAT LETTER WAS
OPENED.

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