(DNA Info) A man was taken into police custody after making a bomb threat at Trump Tower Friday afternoon, police and a resident of the building said.
Police were on the scene of Chicago’s Trump International Hotel and Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave., Friday afternoon after a “disturbance call” was made from the building, police said. The CPD K-9 unit made a brief appearance in the building, and a police van pulled up to the building’s loading dock.
A man was taken into custody for the threat, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago Police spokesman.
Police Supt. Eddie Johnson told reporters at an unrelated press conference that the man was “mentally challenged” and taken to the hospital for evaluation.
“There’s no danger there,” Johnson said, referring to the Tower being safe.
A resident of the tower at 401 N. Wabash Ave. was told by building security that a man was outside screaming and threatening to detonate a bomb. Johnson said no charges were pending as of 3:30 p.m.
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