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 pm – All clear! That was fast.
Update, 5:25 pm – It was a bag of children’s toys. Hm.