Published: Tue, October 30, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Second suspicious package addressed to CNN intercepted at post office

Second suspicious package addressed to CNN intercepted at post office

This is the second suspicious package addressed to the media company in less than a week.

CNN's NY office was evacuated for hours last week after one of the pipe bombs was found there.

Jeff Zucker revealed the package had been intercepted in an Atlanta post office, adding all staff are safe. However, he said, there was no imminent danger to the CNN Center.

This image obtained Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, and provided by ABC News shows a package addressed to former Central Intelligence Agency head John Brennan and an explosive device that was sent to CNN's NY office. The FBI and Atlanta police were called to a post office some 1.2 miles from CNN headquarters around 9:30am.

President Jeff Zucker said the package was similar in appearance to those mailed to the network last week in New York City.

We know that the package was intercepted at a postal facility in Atlanta.

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Sayoc's other targets included former president Barack Obama, former attorney general Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, liberal billionaire George Soros and actor Robert De Niro, authorities said.

See more about last week's pipe bombs in the video below.

Members of law enforcement arrested Cesar Sayoc on Friday morning near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and charged him with five federal offenses. The contents of this latest package are not yet known.

If America hoped President Donald Trump would scale back his attacks on his perceived opponents after they started finding in bombs in their mail, we were disappointed.

The FBI has confirmed that the package recovered at the Atlanta facility was addressed to CNN. He's expected to make his first court appearance on Monday. A suspect in the case, Cesar Sayoc, was arrested in Plantation, Fla. on Friday. The main issue will be whether he waives extradition to NY and whether he seeks release on bail.

Authorities say Sayoc faces more than 50 years in prison if convicted on all charges related to pipe bombs sent to political figures across the country.

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