Trump Tower Lobby Evacuated by Police after Reports of Suspicious Package


Visitors and workers were cleared out of Manhattan’s Trump Tower Tuesday afternoon shortly before 5 p.m., after a suspicious package was reported to the New York City Police Department, according to multiple media reports.

President-elect Donald Trump and his family are staying at their Mar-A-Largo estate and compound in Palm Beach, Florida for a Christmas break.

Local New York City media has reported the scare was caused by an unattended backpack.

Trump Tower is a large complex which includes retail stores such at Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue flagship store, plus apartments and business offices. Only part of the complex has been evacuated.