NYPD gives all-clear after a suspicious package spurs Trump Tower evacuation

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan  — The NYPD has given the all-clear after Trump Tower was partially evacuated due to a suspicious package on Tuesday.

New York Police Department Det. Hubert Reyes told CNN that the package was investigated by the department’s bomb squad. The Secret Service was involved in the investigation as well, Reyes said.

“Suspicious package at Trump Tower has been examined by NYPD Bomb Squad. Deemed to be an unattended bag and safe,” police tweeted. Earlier police spokesman J. Peter Donald tweeted the package was in the lobby.

Video from Twitter shows people in the building being directed out.

President-elect Donald Trump was in Florida at the time and has not released a statement on the evacuation.

Trump Tower is on Fifth Avenue between East 56th and East 57th streets in midtown Manhattan.