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