Suspicious ‘threat’ letter sent to Trump son

A threatening letter containing a granular substance was sent to Donald Trump's son Eric Trump (right).
A threatening letter containing a granular substance was sent to Donald Trump's son Eric Trump (right). PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Authorities were investigating a threatening letter containing a granular substance that was sent to Donald Trump's son urging an end to the elder's presidential campaign, a New York City police official said on Friday (March 18).

The letter was addressed to the Manhattan home of Eric Trump, 32, who has appeared frequently on the campaign trail with his father, the Republican front-runner for the White House in 2016.

"There was a substance inside that is being tested, it's not lethal," the official said.

The letter, which contained threats over Trump continuing his campaign, was being examined by law enforcement experts, the official said. No suspects have been identified.

Police were called to Trump Parc East, a luxury apartment building in mid-Manhattan, on Thursday night with a report of a suspicious letter received by a tenant.

No injuries were reported.