Actor Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Grill restaurant will operate regularly today despite a bomb scare that happened between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. this morning, a restaurant employee tells Eater.
A suspicious package addressed to De Niro was sent to 375 Greenwich St., between North Moore and Franklin streets, where the actor’s film company, Tribeca Productions, is also located. A bomb squad soon arrived on scene to remove the package, an NYPD spokesperson tells Eater.
No one was evacuated or injured, according to the NYPD. The upscale American restaurant will open at 11:30 a.m.
The mysterious package is similar to the pipe bomb packages mailed this week to Democratic public figures nationwide, CNN reports. On Wednesday, a similar incident prompted an evacuation of the Time Warner Center, home to several high-end restaurants like Per Se and Masa.
De Niro, who has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, could be the latest target in a web of incidents labeled as acts of terror during a NYC press conference yesterday. Packages were also sent to Barack Obama, the Clintons’ home in upstate New York, and billionaire philanthropist George Soros. Another was discovered at the office of Democratic Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
Tribeca Grill, part of restaurateur Drew Nieporent’s company, has been around since 1990, and De Niro also has ownership stake in Locanda Verde and Nobu, which he recently banned Trump from attending.