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Watch: Trump Tower Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package [VIDEO]

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter
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Trump Tower in New York City was evacuated Tuesday amid screams and shouting police, according to several on the ground reports.

Although the local police haven’t made an official statement as to the cause, they reportedly told residents of Trump Tower that the evacuation was due to a suspicious package identified in the common areas of the building.

Twitter user Cielo tweeted a dramatic video that shows people running for the exits, with police officers shouting urgent demands that everyone run faster out of the building.

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The same user also reported that the entire city block that houses Trump Tower was evacuated, calling the level of security onsite “insane.”

Within minutes, user Aaron Katersky revealed that the suspicious package was a backpack found in the lobby.

Spokesman for the New York Police Department J Peter Donald said that the police sent in a bomb squad to inspect the package “out of an abundance of caution.”

Donald gave the all-clear three minutes later, revealing the drama had come to a close, and that Trump Tower was safe.

The Associated Press reported the backpack left in the lobby contained children’s toys.

President-elect Donald Trump is currently at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla.

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