Suspicious Packages Intercepted, Addressed to Hillary Clinton, President Obama And Others

Report updated at 1:05 p.m.
Authorities have intercepted suspicious explosive devices addressed to Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama, Time Warner Center and the office of Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The packages were addressed to Clinton’s Westchester County address and Obama’s Washington address.
Secret Service officials say neither package was delivered to the two.
In addition, the Time Warner Center in New York was evacuated after a device was found, which authorities have linked to the other two devices.
Breaking as of early this afternoon, police have confirmed they are investigating a suspicious package at the office of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Police said they responded to the address of Wasserman Schultz office.
Authorities reportedly believe the packages are linked to a device targeting George Soros earlier this week.
The Trump administration immediately condemned the incidents.
“We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures,” a White House statement said. “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.”

News agencies are reporting all three devices have a return address belonging to a former Democratic party official. Secret Service officials said the package to Obama was intercepted by agency personnel in Washington Wednesday morning.

“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such. Both packages were intercepted prior to being delivered to their intended location. The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them,” the agency said.

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