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NYPD: All clear at Trump Tower following reports of suspicious package

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Dec 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-27 17:26:46-05

NEW YORK – The Trump Tower was evacuated Tuesday afternoon.

NYPD source told WPIX the tower was evacuated due to a suspicious package.

The “suspicious package” turned out to be a bag filled with children’s toys, according to NYPD Detective Hubert Reyes.

Video taken by a bystander and posted on Twitter showed people running through the lobby for the exits.

Police Department spokesman Stephen Davis said the backpack was found near the entrance to a Nike Town store in the building.

The bomb squad checked out the package and gave an all clear around 5:15 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump was in Florida at the time of the incident.