The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) bomb squad was called to the Bel Air residence of Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin on Saturday after a suspicious package was reported. It turned out to contain manure.
The local ABC News affiliate reported:
Authorities said a call came in around 7:30 p.m. regarding a suspicious package labeled to Mnuchin that was left in a neighbor’s driveway in the 900 block of Bel Air Road.
The package was also labeled as being from “the American people.”
No evacuations were ordered, and the scene was cleared around 9:30 p.m.
The Orange County Register reported that the package was called in somewhat earlier:
The package found about 5:30 p.m. at 965 Bel Aire Road contained manure, Sgt. R. Briggs of the LAPD West Los Angeles Station said.
The bomb squad X-rayed the package and opened it to reveal the contents, she said. No injuries were reported.
The local NBC News affiliate reported that the package contained a greeting card that referred to President Donald Trump’s new tax reform law:
Aerial footage from NewsChopper 4 showed officers investigating a large box wrapped in wrapping paper. Multiple law enforcement sources tell NBC investigations that officers unwrapped the box to discover it was filled with horse manure.
A Christmas card was also inside the package, making some reference to Mnuchin and President Donald Trump, multiple sources told NBC.
The card did not contain a threat, but there was some kind of negative reference to Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, signed on Dec. 22, according to multiple sources.
Mnuchin maintains a home in Los Angeles and had a career as a Hollywood producer and investor before being tapped by the president to serve as Secretary of the Treasury.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He was named one of the “most influential” people in news media in 2016. He is the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.