OAN Geraldyn Berry
UPDATED 2:44 PM – Friday, March 24, 2023
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office received a parcel containing an eerie white powder inside an envelope on Friday.
Around midday, mysterious powder in an envelope addressed to “Alvin” was found in the mail room in the basement of the building at 80 Centre Street.
According to authorities, a note saying “Alvin – I’ll kill you” was also in the envelope.
Emergency personnel responded to the scene, and determined that the powder was ‘non-hazardous” thus no evacuations were ordered.
It is reported that the building where the suspicious package was sent had been the location of the grand jury hearing the Trump case, although it does not meet on Fridays.
The grand jury proceedings scheduled to meet the following Wednesday were canceled.
Trump had announced last week on Truth Social that he would be detained on Tuesday, according to leaks from the district attorney’s office. He urged his followers to demonstrate against the impending indictment and charged Bragg’s office with engaging in a political “witch hunt.”
Bragg claimed that the former president “created a false expectation” that his arrest was imminent in a letter in response to inquiries about the Trump investigation from several prominent House Republicans after the purported arrest went unfulfilled.
Bragg criticized attempts by Trump and GOP lawmakers to “intimidate” their agency in a secret memo distributed to staff members over the weekend.
“We do not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York,” Bragg said. “Our law enforcement partners will ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office will be fully investigated and that the proper safeguards are in place so all 1,600 of us have a secure work environment.”
The discovery came three days after a bomb threat had shut down the courthouse at 60 Centre Street just as a hearing in a case involving a civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump was set to begin.