Package of horse manure sent to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is seated during a ceremony to swear in Joseph M. Otting as Comptroller of the Currency at the Treasury Department in Washington

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin received a package over the weekend, but what was inside was less than festive.

A gift-wrapped package addressed to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's home in a posh Los Angeles neighborhood that was suspected of being a bomb was instead filled with horse manure, police told local media.

The bomb squad X-rayed the package, which was wrapped in holiday paper, and opened it to reveal the contents, she said. The Secret Service was also involved in examining the horse excrement, because of Mnuchin's role as a cabinet member for President Donald Trump.

Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, Mnuchin's neighbor and widower of the late Zsa Zsa Gabor, said he was stuck in his house for two hours because of the package.

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The package also included a Christmas card with negative comments about President Donald Trump and the new USA tax law signed by Trump last week.

LAPD officers, the bomb squad and the Secret Service poured into the area.

"We have $50 million homes and we can't move, we can't get out", he said.

Bel Air Road was closed during the investigation, but the scene was cleared at 8 p.m. Saturday. "That's bad. They have to find another way".

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