Four "Portable Battery Chargers" Trigger Suspicious Package Search at Trump Tower
Just after 6pm, NYPD responded to Trump Tower to investigate multiple suspicious packages, closing down traffic on Fifth Avenue while the NYPD Bomb Squad determined whether the devices were dangerous.
An hour after the police responded to the scene, the situation was deemed safe. NBC4 spoke with two law enforcement officials who described the objects as "portable battery chargers" found by a custodian in the lobby.
Advisory:— NYPD Midtown North (@NYPDMTN) July 27, 2018
5th Avenue from 57th to 56th street is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic for a precautionary investigation.
Please use alternate routes.
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NEW — the scene outside Trump Tower where reportedly 3 suspicious packages have been found. NYPD on the scene— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) July 27, 2018