RT News is reporting that the lobby of New York’s Trump Tower has just been evacuated due to a “suspicious package” that was found on the premises.
A stunning, eyewitness video of people being rushed out of Trump Tower by authorities late Tuesday afternoon is featured below via Twitter.
— Infos Françaises (@InfosFrancaises) December 27, 2016
J. Peter Donald, a spokesman for local police, 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.”
Out of an abundance of caution, NYPD Bomb Squad is responding to a suspicious package in the lobby of Trump Tower. Updates to follow
— J. Peter Donald (@JPeterDonald) December 27, 2016
NBC’s Tom Winter says, “The area where the bag was found in Trump Tower is in the public space… not.. inside the protected perimeter or living area.”
The area where the bag was found in Trump Tower is in the public space. This is not where inside the protected perimeter or living area.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) December 27, 2016
A video featured below shows police forcing reporters and tourists away from the scene.
Police are pushing tourists and reporters alike down the block, away from Trump Tower, which was just evacuated pic.twitter.com/Cn7YUsp7Et
— Noah Hurowitz (@NoahHurowitz) December 27, 2016
UPDATE: A follow up report from NYPD says that the suspicious package was a “bag containing children’s toys,” and the all clear has been given.
Although President-elect Donald Trump has a home in New York’s Trump Tower, he is reportedly not on the premises. Reports do not note the whereabouts of Melania Trump and the Trumps’ young son, Barron.
As this is a rapidly developing story, check back for updates.