Portraits of Trump & Clinton Prompt Suspicious Package Scare

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  • Art Miami tent in Downtown Miami was shut down after a suspicious package was found during a pre-show security sweep.

  • A perimeter was set up out of an abundance of caution while officials investigated.

  • Officials found that the suspicious package was a crate containing portraits of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

The Art Miami tent in Downtown Miami was shut down for a few hours after security dogs reacted to a “suspicious package” during a routine security sweep.

City of Miami Police said they were investigating the suspicious package shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday.

According to representatives of Art Miami, the police dogs notified officials of a suspicious crate. The owner of the crate was contacted immediately, and cooperated with police.

Once they opened the crate, they found portraits of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The portraits, which are named “Trump Pimp” and “Punk Hillary” are painted by artists Scott Scheidly, and were up for sale at the prominent art fair.

After further investigation, police officials deemed the crate safe and the art fair was able to open without delay at 11 a.m.

The paintings were crated as they were being shipped to buyers on Saturday, said representatives of Art Miami. 

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