Suspicious packages were sent to the White House, Time Warner Center in New York which houses the CNN network, as well as Clinton and Obama. The devices were similar to the one left at George Soros’ mailbox, and were intercepted by the Secret Service.
Update: AP tweeted that reports about a package sent to the White House were “not correct.”
BREAKING: Secret Service: Reports that it intercepted suspicious package sent to White House `are incorrect’
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 24, 2018
Update: more packages have been found addressed to Eric Holder, John Brennan, Maxine Waters.
The one addressed to the White house contained projectiles, according to news reports, and was intercepted at Joint Base Bolling.
Similar suspected packages addressed to President Trump, Clinton & Obama
Happening now the Time Warner building in NY city that houses CNN is evacuated making 5 suspicious package found.
— Chuck Bezio (@cbezio) October 24, 2018
JUST IN: The NYPD is responding to a suspicious device discovered at the Time Warner Center, where CNN is based, in New York, according to a law enforcement source. The CNN bureau has evacuated as a precaution. https://t.co/BmgkJ2qaIE pic.twitter.com/Ad8PoQ5kkf
— CNN (@CNN) October 24, 2018
“Potential explosive devices”
“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such. The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them…The Secret Service has initiated a full scope criminal investigation that will leverage all available federal, state, and local resources to determine the source of the packages and identify those responsible.” Secret Service statement
A law enforcement official described the devices as “rudimentary but functional.”
The package addressed to Barack Obama was intercepted by agency personnel in Washington DC Wednesday morning.
The package addressed to Bill and Hillary Clinton, also described as a “potential explosive device,” and was intercepted on Tuesday. Clinton’s Chappaqua residence is approximately 9 miles from Soros’ home.
We are aware of a suspicious package found in the vicinity of the Clinton residence in Chappaqua, NY, and our JTTF has engaged with our federal, state and local partners to investigate. As this is an on-going investigation, we will have no further comment at this time
— FBI New York (@NewYorkFBI) October 24, 2018
“We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures. These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. The United States Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies are investigating and will take all appropriate actions to protect anyone threatened by these cowards.” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders
Is this a major distraction? There are some questions about this scenario. The devices are “rudimentary”so it’s an inexperienced bomb maker? They’re “functional” but so far none of them have gone off. The Soros employee opened the package, saw that it was a possible pipe bomb, and CARRIED IT OUT TO THE WOODS. Who does that?
Is the creator of this mess mentally ill or is it someone that is trying to make it LOOK like a right wing nutbird? Anarchists? Let’s just keep in mind that midterms are only a few days away, and Democrats will do anything they can to win. And sincerely don’t forget the two migrant caravans headed for the US.
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