Serial Bomber Suspected As Explosive Devices Found In Mail Sent To Clintons, Obama, CNN
According to multiple reports, the Secret Service says two explosive devices were found in mail sent to the offices of President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
UPDATE (12:30 p.m.): President and First Lady Trump spoke out condemning "cowardly" attacks. Trump unequivocally denounced the bomb attempts, saying Acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States."
UPDATE (11:53 a.m.): According to information revealed at an NYPD press conference, the device found at the CNN NYC building appeared to be live. A white powder was also found in the package and is being investigated. Police say there is no threat currently, but any suspicious activities should be reported to 911 and there will be a heightened police presence.
UPDATE (11:39 a.m.) A package sent to former Attorney General Eric Holder was also intercepted after being sent to the wrong address. Like all the other packages, the return address pointed to Debbie Wasserman Schultz' office which is where the package was found and subsequently why her office was evacuated.
UPDATE (11:13 a.m.): President Donald Trump has acknowledged the attempted attacks by agreeing with Vice President Pence via retweet.
UPDATE (10:44 a.m.): Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Florida office has been evacuated after a suspicious package arrived via the mail this morning.
All the packages reportedly have the same return address, which belongs to Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. She was chairperson for the Democratic National Committee from 2011 to 2016.
A bomb squad is currently on the scene and a briefing in NYC will follow within the next hour.
UPDATE (10:25 a.m.): After it was initially reported that a device was sent to the White House, reports are now saying no such device was sent. Vice President Mike Pence and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders have both condemned the attempted attacks on behalf of the White House. The President has been briefed throughout the morning but we haven't heard directly from President Donald Trump at the time of this update.
UPDATE (10:00 a.m.): Officials say the package sent to CNN was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan who is now a contributor for the network. It was sent in a manila folder with six stamps.
UPDATE (9:17 a.m.): The CNN Bureau in NYC has been evacuated as the NYPD investigates another reported suspicious package in the mailroom of the Time Warner Center.
UPDATE (9:10 a.m.): Another suspicious package addressed to the White House has been intercepted and is similar to the devices sent to Clinton, Soros, and Obama. Officials say all devices are functional and could easily hurt someone.
The FBI now says a bomb was also sent to The White House and the device contained "projectiles." And, the FBI now says all of the bombs are connected ... presumably to the same perpetrator(s)
Law enforcement officials say the devices were similar to the one found on Monday at the home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros. The device delivered to the Clintons were found at their Westchester home while the package addressed to Obama was intercepted in Washington D.C.
Officials do believe the bombs sent to Soros, the Clintons, and Obama were from the same perpetrator.
No one has claimed responsibility for any of the devices and no motive is clear.