NYPD responds to ‘suspicious package’ at Trump Tower, gives ‘all clear’ – Politico

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The midtown Manhattan skyscraper is the home and office of President-elect Donald Trump, who is currently in Florida. | Getty

12/27/16 05:10 PM EST

Updated 12/27/16 05:21 PM EST

Trump Tower was briefly evacuated Tuesday afternoon, with NYPD and FDNY officials reporting to the location, according to multiple reports.

J. Peter Donald, an NYPD spokesman, wrote on Twitter, “Out of an abundance of caution, NYPD Bomb Squad is responding to a suspicious package in the lobby of Trump Tower. Updates to follow.”

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Minutes later, he tweeted, “All clear at Trump Tower following the earlier suspicious package in the lobby.”

NYPD officials did not immediately respond to a request for more information. The Associated Press later reported the “package” was a backpack full of children’s toys.

The midtown Manhattan skyscraper is the home and office of President-elect Donald Trump, who is currently in Florida. The ground floor of the building is also a shopping area open to the public. Since the presidential election, the location has drawn onlookers, supporters, protesters and would-be administration officials.

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