Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was threatened with assassination in a letter containing non-hazardous white powder. The letter was received hours after former President Donald Trump warned of “potential death & destruction” if he is indicted in a criminal probe led by Bragg.
The DA has presented evidence to a grand jury about a hush money payment by Trump fixer Michael Cohen to porn star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 presidential election.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was threatened with assassination in a letter containing powder, hours after former President Donald Trump warned Friday of “potential death & destruction” if he is indicted by a grand jury in a criminal case led by Bragg.
“ALVIN: I AM GOING TO KILL YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!”” said the typewritten note in a letter contained in an envelope addressed to Bragg, WNBC reported, citing law enforcement sources.
The letter, containing an Orlando, Florida, postmark from Tuesday, was found in the DA’s mail room in a lower Manhattan building after being received at 11:40 a.m. ET on Friday. The white powder in the envelope was found to be non-hazardous, the New York Police Department told CNBC.
A DA spokeswoman said, “The D.A. has informed the office that it was immediately contained and that the NYPD Emergency Service Unit and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection determined there was no dangerous substance.”
NYPD investigators and the FBI, which has an office close by, were at the scene investigating the letter.