Trump Tower Was Evacuated While Police Investigated a Bag of Children's Toys

Law enforcement officers evacuated tourists and shoppers from Trump Tower without explanation late on Tuesday, prompting a series of panicked tweets to emanate from the president-elect’s expensive home in Midtown Manhattan.


An NYPD spokesperson, Sophia Mason, told Jezebel that police were investigating a suspicious package. “That’s all I have right now,” she said. Numerous NYPD and FDNY units were responding to the evacuation, according to the White House press pool.

Update, 5:15 pmAll clear! That was fast.

Update, 5:25 pm It was a bag of children’s toys. Hm.

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