Gift-wrapped horse manure sent to US Treasury Secretary sparks bomb scare

Updated: 25 Dec 2017 06:10 AM

Washington D.C. [United States], Dec 25 (ANI): On a lighter note, a box of gift-wrapped horse manure addressed to US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin, found near his home in Los Angeles, sparked bomb scare.

It was found in the tony Bel Air neighborhood after it was dropped off at a neighbor's house, reported the Guardian.

The officers of Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad opened the box, only to find a pile of horse manure inside.

Police said the package had been gift wrapped and was marked as being from "the American people".

Someone left a "pretty good quantity" of horse manure in a gift-wrapped box, said LAPD.

Secret Service was taking over the investigation, the police added. (ANI)

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