The Washington Times reports that this afternoon, Trump Tower in New York City was being evacuated at the Secret Service’s request.
Police and fire responders were seen heading to the building, with the concern and evacuation apparently spurred by the finding of a “suspicious package” left in the lobby.
President-elect Donald Trump was not present at his building, as he was at the Mar-a-Lago resort he owns in Florida for Christmas.
CBS New York says that police are calling the evacuation part of “normal protocol.”
According to ABC News, police have determined it’s safe to re-enter Trump Tower, and that the package contained nothing more than “children’s toys.”
— Cielo (@cielo_celest) December 27, 2016
This incident appears to have been a false alarm, but it demonstrates the sad new normal of security in this day and age. Trump and his family have been in the public eye for a long time, but the need for caution will increase dramatically as they officially become America’s first family for the next four years.
Stay tuned to TFPP for further developments that may arise.