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A spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made an apparently comedic jab at a top member of President-elect Donald Trump's team after he thanked the NYPD for their handling of Trump Tower's security scare earlier Tuesday.

RNC strategist Sean Spicer tweeted that he was "back to work" after Trump Tower, the Manhattan residence of the president-elect which also features public spaces on its lower levels, was evacuated because of a suspicious package.

"No problem. We'll send you the bill," de Blasio's press secretary Eric Phillips tweeted back at Spicer.

Since Trump's election, de Blasio has been seeking $35 million from the federal government to address additional security concerns in Midtown Manhattan.

Traffic tie-ups along busy 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, including the blockage of a bus lane, as well as heightened security have caused the city to spend additional funds for police to regulate egress and ensure the security of the tower.

The tower was briefly evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to the suspicious package, which was later discovered to be filled with children's toys.


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