Secret Service: Suspicious packages sent to Clintons, Obamas

They appeared to be sent from the same unknown sender, as other packages were sent to Democratic individuals, including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - all of whom have been highly critical of Trump.

De Niro, who has played special counsel Robert Mueller on Saturday Night Live, said onstage at the Tony awards in June, "I'm going to say one thing, F- Trump". Agents had been searching for the package since Wednesday.

A robotic device and members of the bomb squad were deployed outside the building in Sunrise, Florida where Rep. Officials removed the device from the scene.

"We are responding to reports of a suspicious package in the vicinity of Greenwich and Franklin streets in Tribeca, Manhattan", said an NYPD statement on October 25.

A device addressed to former President Obama's home in Washington D.C. was intercepted by Secret Service.

The packages were meant to arrive at the homes of the top Democrats but were intercepted by the authorities. De Niro, the founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump.


None of the bombs in the other packages detonated, and no one was injured.

The bomb threats have aggravated tension ahead of 6 November elections, that will decide whether Democrats take control of one or both Houses of Congress from Republicans and deny President Donald Trump the majority his party now holds in both. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the sources said. There is no information to suggest she sent the packages.

NY police say they're responding to reports of a suspicious package.

Neither the Clintons nor the Obamas received the packages, which were intended for delivery to their homes - the Clintons in Chappaqua, New York, and the Obamas in Washington.

Maxine Waters: One package was sent to the Democratic congresswoman's office in DC and a second package addressed to her was found at a postal facility in Los Angeles. It matches the description of those sent to the other officials.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) also responded to a suspicious device, believed to be a pipe bomb, found at the Time Warner Center, where CNN's New York newsroom is based. The former Central Intelligence Agency director frequently appears on CNN.


"The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such", the Secret Service said in a statement. The package contained a pipe bomb and was addressed to De Niro, whose Tribeca Productions shares the restaurant's address. It's unclear if the return address was Wasserman Schultz's. Two packages were sent to Waters, who Trump has called "an extraordinarily low IQ person".

The first crude bomb to be discovered had been delivered Monday to the suburban NY compound of George Soros, a liberal billionaire and major contributor to Democratic causes.

The news organisation's NY staff were evacuated.

Television footage showed a heavy police presence in the area.

"So far the devices have been what appear to be pipe bombs", said Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Bryan Paarmann.

In addition to its appearance, the package also had the same return address as the others: that of Democratic Rep. Each package had six American flag Forever stamps on the envelope.


"Let's say for example, that maybe these bombs aren't operational".

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