‘Heavily-armed’ police storm Trump Tower with guests and staff rushed out

Guests and staff at Donald Trump’s luxury Vancouver hotel have reportedly been evacuated as ‘armed police swooped in’.

A witness reported seeing more than 16 cop cars at Trump International Hotel & Tower and "more than 1,000 people taken outside".

In a video posted on social media, people can be seen gathering outside the tower while cop cars scream past.

The woman recording the video said people were led outside via the front and back doors.

"There’s some girls with their faces in their hands, it looks like they’re crying," she says, narrating the 15-second clip.

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"I don’t really know what’s going on over here."

The same woman tweeted: "16 cop cars at trump tower in Vancouver and more coming! People on the scene say cops came in with “long guns” (bless Canadians who can’t identify guns) and rushed everyone out!"

She said: "I was walking home from the gym on Bute Street. Down the alley I heard yelling and say hundreds of people in party clothes panicking some crying some on their phones at first I assumed it was a fight but then quickly recognized that it was an evacuation.

"Curiosity got this best of me so I walked on the far side of the street across from the entrance to Trump Tower and counted 16 police cars both marked and in marked.

"More people were spilling out the main doors to the building.

"Small groups of people running from the scene, mostly scared groups of girls.

"As I got to the end of the block I sparked a conversation with 4 girls who were hugging each other, visibly upset.

"They told me, armed officers with “long guns” rushed in to the party and told everyone to leave. They told everyone to get out of the pool, but some people disregarded the police and kept jumping in, until the police used “forceful language.”

"The group of girls I spoke with were escorted out via a private or emergency exit that lead to the side of the building.

"My father was a police officer for many years and if there’s one thing I know, you don’t linger and obstruct a police scene.

"After telling the girls they did the right thing by getting out and getting away from the situation quickly (and complimenting their makeup to put a smile on the fear ridden faces) I kept on my way home."

Another Twitter user, Cecilia Teixeira, posted: "There’s something weird happening at Trump Tower Vancouver with several police cars and people running on the sidewalk."

She told Mirror Online there were "lots of police cars and people running on the sidewalk".

US President Donald Trump is currently in the UK on a four-day visit, where he has spent time with Theresa May and had tea with the Queen.

The hotel has been approached for comment.

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