Package of Manure Left at Steve Mnuchin’s Bel-Air Home Was Apparently Intended as Protest Message; Secret Service Investigating

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The U.S. Secret Service has taken over the investigation of a gift-wrapped package of manure sent to the Bel-Air home of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin testifies on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget before a U.S. House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2017. (Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin testifies on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget before a U.S. House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2017. (Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The package was apparently intended as a protest.

It’s not clear that any local laws were violated even though the package provoked an extensive law-enforcement response early Saturday evening, said Officer Ray Barron, of the West Los Angeles Division of the L.A. Police Dept.

“There was nothing other than insulting comments,” said Barron, describing a note that accompanied the box. “There was nothing dangerous in the box — no controlled substances. No threats were made.”

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