First responders are frantically searching for the cause
There are going to be some angry people if reports are true. Watch the chaos below (VIDEO:)
BREAKING: Police say so-called suspicious package that spurred Trump Tower evacuation was a bag containing children’s toys
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 27, 2016
Earlier we reported: First responders are arriving on the scene
MIDTOWN, Manhattan – Chaos at Trump Tower. NYPD is investigating.
People are running chaotically away from Trump Tower as police and fire personnel are arriving to investigate and ensure the safety of all in the area.
A suspicious package has been found that is surely the cause of the bedlam.
NYPD is investigating a suspicious package at or near Trump Tower. FDNY has been called to stage and standby.
— Aaron Katersky (@AaronKatersky) December 27, 2016
I think he’s here🙃 pic.twitter.com/Tnza5XKhYE
— Cielo (@cielo_celest) December 27, 2016
President-Elect Donald Trump is currently in Florida.
The NYPD and FDNY were responding to the scene. Security in and surrounding the Trump-owned building on Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th streets in Manhattan has increased since Trump was elected.