On Wednesday afternoon Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg received a second letter containing threats and white powder. Upon closer investigation, the powder was found to be harmless.
Police sources told ABC News that the envelope with the “white powder” had been found in the basement mailroom at 80 Centre Street around 3 p.m. The New York City Police Department, Department of Environmental Protection, and Office of Emergency Management all responded to the scene.
NBC News also reported that following the investigation the powder was deemed to be harmless. However, the letter criticized Bragg’s weight and it also featured a photo of the Manhattan DA along with former President Donald Trump.
Trump was arraigned on 34 felony charges of falsifying business records in connection to a probe led by Bragg focused on the 2016 hush money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her silence about their alleged affair. This marked the first time in U.S. history when a U.S. president, either former or sitting, has faced criminal charges.
Trump has maintained his innocence and has denied the affair with Daniels. Last week he pleaded not guilty in Manhattan Criminal Court.
This is the second such letter that Bragg has received since Trump posted on Truth Social that he expected to “be arrested” in connection to the investigation on March 21. The previous letter also contained a nonhazardous powder.