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Unattended bag prompts evacuation of Trump Tower in NY, later found safe

Unattended bag prompts evacuation of Trump Tower in NY, later found safe

India Blooms News Service | | 28 Dec 2016, 03:55 pm
New York, Dec 28 (IBNS): Unattended bag with toys prompted evacuation of Trump Tower in New York on late Tuesday afternoon, according to media reports on Wednesday.

Trump Tower, which houses the residence and offices of US President-elect Donald Trump, is located on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Media reports quoted the New York Police Department as saying that the lobby of was briefly evacuated as police investigated a suspicious package, which later turned out to be an unattended backpack filled with children's toys.

Police escorted the people out of the building and a bomb squad was called in, local reports said.

NYPD later tweeted, "Suspicious package at Trump Tower has been examined by NYPD Bomb Squad. Deemed to be an unattended bag and safe."