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Judge in Trump civil fraud case received envelope with white powder, police respond to courthouse: Sources


(NEW YORK) — The New York City judge who oversaw former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial received an envelope containing a white powder Wednesday, prompting an emergency response from police and fire officials, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

The envelope was addressed to Justice Arthur Engoron, who imposed a nearly half-billion dollar judgment against Trump.

Two court officers were the only ones exposed to the substance, which is not believed to be harmful, the sources said.

The letter was received in the operations office of the downtown Manhattan courthouse, the sources said.

The judge was never in any danger, sources said.

Engoron received multiple threats before, during and after Trump’s civil fraud trial, including a bomb threat at his Long Island home on the day of closing arguments.

Engoron imposed a limited gag order on Trump’s statements to protect court staff.

A similar gag order is being sought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for Trump’s criminal trial, which is set to begin next month at a courthouse two blocks away.

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