Suspicious Packages Sent to CNN, Homes of Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton
The packages sent to the Chappaqua home of Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as Barack Obama's home in Washington, were intercepted by the Secret Service.
Two bombs intended for the home of Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as Barack Obama, have been intercepted by the Secret Service.
In addition, the Time Warner Center, the New York headquarters of CNN, was evacuated amid a report of another suspicious device. It was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, care of CNN, the network reported.
That package was later removed from the Time Warner Center by a special truck designed to transport an explosive.
Another suspicious package was reported at the office of Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Wednesday morning as well.
The package for the Clintons was addressed to her home in Westchester County, New York, but discovered late Tuesday by a Secret Service technician who screens mail for the former secretary of state.
The package addressed to Obama was intercepted in Washington, D.C., according to reports.
“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such,” the statement said. “The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.”
The Secret Service said they are conducting a “full scope criminal investigation” to “determine the source of the packages and identify those responsible.”
While the Secret Service initially reported they had also intercepted a suspicious package bound for the White House, they later walked that back, saying that report was "incorrect."
A similar package was found outside the home of billionaire George Soros on Monday in Bedford, New York. An employee working for Soros found the hand-delivered package in his mailbox.
The Clinton, Obama and Soros packages were all similar and appeared to be rudimentary but functional, according to CNN.
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