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NYC spokesman to Trump's team after Trump Tower evacuation: 'We'll send you the bill

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

A spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said on Twitter Tuesday that the city will send President-elect Donald Trump the bill after Trump Tower was partially evacuated for a "suspicious package."

Following the evacuation, incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted, "Thanks NYPD," noting that the Trump transition team was back to work after being evacuated.

But Eric Phillips, spokesman for de Blasio, didn't take too kindly to Spicer's comment.

"No problem. We'll send you the bill," Phillips tweeted back.

According to The Hill, Trump Tower was partially evacuated Tuesday afternoon after the NYPD found a "suspicious package" near the lobby of the building. After a short time, however, the NYPD gave the "all clear" after discovering the package was merely a bag of children's toys.

The mayor and his team have been very outspoken about the costs associated with keeping the area around Trump Tower safe for the president-elect and his staff. So far, de Blasio has asked Congress to be reimbursed for the nearly $35 million that NYC will have to incur for protecting Trump Tower prior to Trump's inauguration next month.

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