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Trump Tower Evacuated due to a Bag of Toys

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Bomb disposal experts were summoned to Donald Trump’s residence after a stray backpack prompted the partial evacuation of Trump Tower on Tuesday.

It was quickly discovered the unattended bag contained children’s toys and was completely harmless.

Video posted online showed people running through the Manhattan skyscraper’s public lobby as uniformed police officers waved them toward the exits.

 

 

Vehicles pass by Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Police hastily cleared the lobby of Trump Tower on Tuesday to investigate an unattended backpack, only to find that the bag contained children's toys (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Police hastily cleared the lobby of Trump Tower on Tuesday to investigate an unattended backpack, only to find that the bag contained children’s toys

‘It was hysteria,’ said Andy Martin, a 16-year-old from the New York City suburb of Huntington. ‘Police were shouting and telling people to leave.’

Trump Tower, in addition to being the president-elect’s home and business headquarters, contains residences, restaurants, retail stores – and a lobby that by law is open to the public to visitors daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Trump was not in the tower at the time