Bomb squad responds to manure-filled package sent to Mnuchin's LA home

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Authorities, including the Secret Service and a Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad, responded, according to the TV station.

LAPD Sgt. R. Briggs described the contents of the package to be horse feces.

A neighbor said residents were kept inside their homes for about two hours during the investigation.

No one was evacuated from the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

The package also came with a Christmas card with derogatory remarks about Mnuchin, President Donald Trump and the $1.5 trillion GOP tax bill that was signed into law this week. Aerial footage from KNBC showed officers investigating a large box in wrapping paper, then dumping a large amount of what they later identified as the manure and opening the card that was included inside.

Police discovered the package contained horse manure after unwrapping it, it said, adding that investigators cleared the package around 8 p.m.

Mnuchin was not in Los Angeles at the time.

The report of the suspicious package prompted lengthy street closures and a sizable response by local and federal authorities.

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