UPDATE: Bag containing ‘children’s toys’ sparks evacuation of Trump Tower

UPDATE @ 8.30am: New York Police have confirmed a suspicious package which sparked the evacuation of Trump Tower in New York City was a bag of children’s toys.

Police and fire crews raced to the building on 56th and 5th in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon local time after the ‘suspicious package’ was found.

Video footage posted to social media showed security ushering people out of the lobby.


The area has since been given the all-clear by the NYPD.

EARLIER @ 8.00am: There are reports Trump Tower in New York City has been evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious package.

Video footage posted to social media shows security guards rushing people out of the Midtown building.

Emergency services, including the bomb squad, are at the scene investigating.

Local media say Donald Trump is not at the location.

More to come.