Suspected Mail Bombs Sent to Clinton, Obama, CNN Building and Others Intercepted

The Secret Service said Wednesday suspicious packages that were addressed to former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have been intercepted, and New York police evacuated the Time Warner Center to investigate another such package, CNBC informed.

Media reports show that other democrats were also targeted. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office in Florida was also evacuated after a similar package was discovered. Another similar case was reported at the office of Sen. Kamala Harris of California which was immediately evacuated, and Rep. Maxine Waters office was also a target after a package was also sent to her office.

“We have now confirmed two additional packages, both addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters, that are similar in appearance to the other packages,” the FBI said late Thursday.

Two days before these events, suspicious explosive device was found at the home of politically active billionaire George Soros, a pariah to the right wing.

NBC reported that the explosive devices addressed to Obama, Clinton and Soros share a number of characteristics. The packaging in which they were sent was almost exactly the same, and they each had a return address belonging to a former Democratic party official, according to NBC.

Three senior law enforcement officials with direct knowledge told NBC that the devices were made from PVC pipe and contained a timer to set off a detonator. The devices also contained powder from fireworks and X-ray analysis showed that there was likely shrapnel inside the pipe, the officials told NBC.

Multiple senior bomb technicians briefed on the case told NBC that the devices had all the components necessary to set off successful explosions.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that the Trump administration condemns the “terrorizing acts” against Obama, the Clintons and “other public figures.”

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