NYPD responds to suspicious packages at Trump Tower

NYPD responds to suspicious packages at Trump Tower
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The New York Police Department issued an "all-clear" on Friday after responding to a report of suspicious items at Trump Tower in New York City.

The Associated Press reported that police initially responded to a report of a “suspicious item" from an officer stationed at Trump Tower on Friday afternoon. A separate CNN report indicated that police were investigating three items in three separate locations.

Fifth Avenue was closed in front of the building as police conducted the search, according to news reports, starting around 4:30 p.m.


At around 7:15 p.m., the "all-clear" was issued and the block was reopened to foot and vehicle traffic.

Police did not issue any details on what item or items were found.

Security around Trump Tower, where Trump maintains an office along with other Trump Organization staff, has been extremely tight since Trump won the presidential election in 2016.

Earlier this year, a man was arrested for allegedly sending an envelope filled with nonharmful white powder to the home of Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpCohen says Trump attorney told him to say Trump Tower talks ended earlier than they did Cohen told lawmakers that Trump lawyer Sekulow instructed him to lie about Moscow tower project: report Ukraine's top prosecutor says no evidence of wrongdoing by Bidens MORE and Vanessa Trump, later being charged with five counts of mailing a threat to injure a person and five counts of mailing a hoax threat.