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Backpack that spurred Trump Tower evacuation was filled with toys: NYPD

Posted at 4:57 PM, Dec 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-27 18:18:20-05

MIDTOWN, Manhattan -- The NYPD has given the all clear after Trump Tower was partially evacuated due to a suspicious package on Tuesday.

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" just after 5 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, and has not given a statement on the incident.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.