Florida Seen as ‘Region of Interest’ in Package Bomb Probe, Sources Say

Postal markings on packages with explosive material sent to prominent Democrats have helped federal investigators narrow the focus of their probe, with Florida set as a “region of interest,” Fox News informed.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed that at least some of the packages was sent from Florida, but they could not say whether they think the suspects were still in the state.

“As you know some of the packages went through the mail, they originated, some of them, from Florida,” Nielsen told Fox News. “The President appropriately directed everyone within the United States federal government to work on this as quickly and expeditiously as possible to bring these people or person to justice.”

New York and Maryland were also in the suspects focus.

A government official noted what appeared to be thick, dark electrician’s tape on the pipe bomb sent to former CIA Director John Brennan, care of CNN. The official said that investigators are hopeful that the duct tape contains DNA, fibers or fingerprints.

One of the packages contained ISIS-style logo, but government officials said the investigators believe that the logo was put to create confusion, and is not in any way related to the infamous terrorist group.

“Bomb Squad & K-9 Unit are currently providing assistance to our federal partners at the @USPS Opa-Locka mail facility as part of the ongoing investigation into suspicious packages located in other jurisdictions,” the police tweeted.

Former Vice President Joe Biden was the latest apparent target, with the FBI confirming two suspicious packages similar to those that triggered the original security fears were addressed to him in Delaware, along with one to actor Robert De Niro.

President Trump responded to news of the devices Wednesday, saying: “The safety of the American people is my highest and absolute priority.” He continued, “The full weight of government is being deployed to conduct this investigation and bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice.”

But a joint statement from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., slammed the President’s words as “hollow.”

“Time and time again, the President has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions,” the statement read.

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