There was a scary emergency situation today in Midtown Manhattan just before 5:00 P.M. EST, when everyone in the lobby of Trump Tower had to be evacuated due to a suspicious backpack.
Luckily, the package proved to be harmless, containing only children’s toys, according to multiple reports. Emergency crews were called in and by 5:00 P.M., the bag had been examined by a bomb squad and determined to be safe.
Check out the frantic scene in the video below.
Trump Tower has been the site of protests since Donald Trump was voted President-elect. However, Trump is currently spending the holidays at his home, Mar-a-Lago, located in Palm Beach, Florida.
For New Yorkers, having Melania and Barron Trump continuing to live in a Manhattan skyscraper seems like an unnecessary and frightening security risk. While thankfully this turned out to be nothing, it would be a shame if these types of scares became a regular occurrence for the next four years.
(h/t The Hill)