A box filled with manure and addressed to Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, was left Saturday at his neighbor’s home in the upscale Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, the police told KNBC-TV.
Helicopter footage from the station showed the manure spilling onto the ground after the authorities emptied the box, which was covered in Christmas wrapping paper.
A Christmas card that referred to Mr. Mnuchin and President Trump was inside the package, which was labeled as coming from “the American people,” KABC-TV reported.
The Los Angeles Police Department told the television station KTLA the package contained horse manure. The box raised suspicions and the bomb squad was called to investigate.
A Police Department spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday.
Mr. Mnuchin, who was home at the time, “was made aware of the situation” but was not in immediate danger, Rob Weise, a watch commander with the Police Department, told KNBC.
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