Suspicious packages, some confirmed with explosives, have been sent to multiple prominent political people or places in the United States, including the Obamas, the Clintons, and the White House.
The FBI, Secret Service, and other agencies are currently investigating. At this time, a motive or suspect is not known. However, a senior law enforcement official says a package sent to CNN in the Time Warner Center is thought to be similar to the packages sent to Clinton, Obama and George Soros.
Press Secretary Sanders released the following statement on behalf of the White House:
We condemn the attempted violent attack 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.
While initial reports from CNN and Reuters stated that one of these suspicious packages were sent to the White House, that report has since been denied, as NO explosive packages were sent to the White House.
Here are all the places suspicious packages (some confirmed with explosives) have been sent so far:
Where Suspicious Explosive Packages Have Been Sent:
Time Warner Center (CNN’s New York City Offices)
The NYPD investigated a suspicious package sent to the CNN offices at the Time Warner Center In New York City. The package forced an evacuation of the building which was seen on live television:
A suspicious package believed to be a pipe bomb was sent the Clinton family home in Chappaqua, New York. The package was intercepted at a Westchester County, N.Y., facility.
The Secret Service intercepted a suspicious package sent to the Obamas on Wednesday, October 24.
On Monday, October 22, an explosive device found in a mailbox at the home of billionaire liberal donor George Soros, who lives in a suburb of New York City.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Office in Florida
Sunrise Police Department confirms an office building has been evacuated due to a suspicious package in the mail, the same building where the office of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is located.
What Is A Pipe Bomb?
A pipe bomb is an improvised explosive device, which uses a tightly sealed section of pipe filled with an explosive material.