Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Suspicious packages sent to CNN offices, Clinton, Obama

Suspicious packages sent to CNN offices, Clinton, Obama

But news of the threats heightened tensions in a nation deeply polarised before elections on November 6 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. The NYPD bomb squad is on the scene. De Niro is the owner of the restaurant and founder of the Tribca Film Festival.

President Donald Trump has claimed much of the "Anger" in society is "caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media".

All the packages were removed, and there were no reports of injuries. Agents had been searching for the package since Wednesday.

According to CNN, law enforcement officials said numerous devices found in the packages contained a sulfur substance, which could have likely caused a detonation. They ordered him to the ground, Fiori said, and he did not resist.

"It does remain possible that further packages have been or could be mailed", William Sweeney, assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, told an afternoon news conference in NY.

The package addressed to Biden was intercepted at a mail facility in Delaware.

The former state secretary said "we are fine" at a Florida fundraiser.

The CNN bureau in NY received a package addressed to Brennan, who has appeared as a CNN analyst, leading police to evacuate the Time Warner building in a busy Manhattan neighborhood near Central Park.

The first pipe bomb mailer was detected on Monday at the home of billionaire George Soros.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the authorities did not know whether that meant the sender of the devices lived in the New York area.

The targets have included former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN and Rep. Maxine Waters of California.

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Jeremy Tester, who was there at the Kappa Alpha Psi-sponsored party, told CNN that he felt something odd underneath his feet. The 30 people were transported to area hospitals after officials said Clemson University Fire set up a triage at the scene.

O'Neill said a retired New York City police detective who had seen pictures of a device that arrived at CNN recognized one that looked like it at De Niro's address in Tribeca, in Manhattan.

Wasserman Schultz's offices in Florida were evacuated Wednesday after a suspicious package addressed to Holder was found returned there. CNN reported that the package was meant for former US Attorney General Eric Holder.

An FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies "will continue to work to identity and arrest whosoever is responsible for sending these packages", FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement.

In August, the president revoked the security clearance for former CIA Director John Brennan, after slamming him for his handling of Russian meddling.

The package contained a device resembling apparent explosives sent to CNN's NY offices and to several high-profile Democrats on Wednesday, according to NBC News.

A "potential explosive device" was intercepted as it made its way by mail to the Clinton household in the New York City suburbs late Tuesday, the Secret Service said.

"I want to make it clear that the people of New York City will not be intimidated".

The news organisation's NY staff were evacuated.

In a written statement, CNN President Jeff Zucker decried what he called "a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media". Tammy Baldwin as a "radical far-left" socialist and said "our country is assaulted" by a caravan of thousands of Latin American immigrants, still about 1,000 miles away. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was listed as the return address.

Police officers visited other "locations associated with the Soros family, his businesses", and then when the devices addressed to Clinton and Obama were discovered, "we really widened our outreach", Miller said.

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