No suspects are in custody after a bomb scare at the home of Trump Administration Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
The incident, at Mnuchin’s home in Bel Air, California, broke late Saturday night after a suspicious package was left in his driveway. The package, wrapped as a Christmas gift, included a tag saying it was “From the American people.”
As it turned out, the package was filled with manure and a card that said it was retribution for the recent tax reform bill.
The incident was widely celebrated on social media, as critics joked about the incident on sites like Twitter.
A bomb squad was sent to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s home after a neighbor spotted a suspicious package in his driveway.
Authorities said a call came in around 7:30 pm on Saturday regarding a suspicious package labeled to Mnuchin that a neighbor spotted in a driveway in the 900 block of Bel Air Road, ABC 7 reported.
It was addressed ‘from the American people’. The package was filled with horse manure, NBC Los Angeles reported.
Pictures from the scene show the package was wrapped with Christmas paper.
Authorities also found a Christmas card inside with a negative reference to Trump, Mnuchin and the $1.5trillion tax overhaul that was signed on Friday.
No one was evacuated from the scene and the package was cleared at around 8pm, reports suggest.
Mnuchin has yet to comment on the package. It is not known who is at the property with him.
Trump’s cabinet member has drawn controversy in recent months for pictures taken with his wife Louise Linton.
In November he said that he didn’t really mind being compared to a Bond villain.
‘I guess I should take that as a compliment that I look like a villain in a great, successful James Bond movie,’ Mnuchin, a former film producer, told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace.
His comments came after he and and his Scottish actress spouse, visited the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to see some of the first dollar bills marked with Mnuchin’s name.
Here are some of the responses to the incident posted to Twitter.
late entry for TIME person of the year:
whoever sent steve mnuchin a box of shit.
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) December 24, 2017
Only Liberals celebrate the bomb squad being called out to Steven Mnuchin’s house, Taxpayer money being spent, law enforcement called away from their families on the holidays…
I will never understand Looney Liberal Logic. It’s a mental disorder ???? https://t.co/DWRFfqEddy
— ????AЯI ????ᖉ∩ƨƨ!ɐu ᗷO⊥ ❌ (@ari_russian) December 24, 2017
What is the difference between Steve Mnuchin and the box of manure he received?
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) December 24, 2017
MNure for MNuchin. ???? ????
You’ve got to admit, that’s pretty daMN good ????
— . (@shadysfirstlady) December 24, 2017