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Letter to Donald Trump Jr. says, 'You're an awful person'

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, Vanessa Trump arrives at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony. Police say Vanessa Trump, wife of Donald Trump Jr., opened an envelope that contained white powder, felt ill and was taken to New York City hospital as a precaution. A police department spokesman says a preliminary test of the powder indicated it wasn't dangerous. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, Vanessa Trump arrives at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony. Police say Vanessa Trump, wife of Donald Trump Jr., opened an envelope that contained white powder, felt ill and was taken to New York City hospital as a precaution. A police department spokesman says a preliminary test of the powder indicated it wasn't dangerous. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP, File)

NEW YORK — A law enforcement official says a letter with a white powder sent to Donald Trump Jr. at his mother-in-law's New York City home read, "You're an awful person."

The official wasn't authorized to divulge details of an ongoing investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Tuesday about the letter, which was mailed from Massachusetts and was received Monday. The official says the letter said Trump Jr. was getting what he "deserved."

The substance in the letter turned out to be cornstarch.

The letter was opened by Trump Jr.'s wife, Vanessa Trump, who called 911 and reported she was coughing and felt nauseous. She was hospitalized briefly.

Authorities are investigating whether the letter is tied to other threatening but harmless missives sent to Trump relatives since 2016.

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