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Several suspicious devices sent to politicians, news outlets

Posted: 9:36 AM, Oct 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-24 22:12:01-04
Suspicious devices sent to politicians, CNN

It started with the discovery of a suspicious device near Bill and Hillary Clinton's home in Chappaqua, New York. Since then, devices sent to Barack Obama, CNN, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the San Diego-Union Tribune have been found. 

The FBI released a statement Wednesday afternoon and said they are working to identify and arrest whoever is behind the packages.

 

2:30 p.m. Eastern
AP News reports suspicious package sent to New York Governor Cuomo was not a bomb, and not related to other devices found earlier in the day. 

 

2:25 p.m. Eastern
President Trump addresses reporters, the nation, regarding this morning's bomb scare. 
 

 

 

2 p.m. Eastern
President Donald Trump is set to address the nation concerning suspicious devices found across U.S.

1:47 p.m. Eastern 
ABC News reports a suspicious package was sent to California Congresswoman Maxine Waters. 

 

1:08 p.m. Eastern
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says his Manhattan office also received a suspicious package. 

 

12:57 p.m. Eastern 

12:56 p.m. Eastern
NYC Police Commissioner confirms package sent to CNN had a live explosive and envelope with white powder.  

12:55 p.m. Eastern 
According to the Associated Press, the FBI confirmed a 'suspicious package' was sent to Rep. Wasserman Schultz' office in Sunrise, Florida. 

 

12:35 p.m. Eastern
NBC reports a suspicious package was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder.

 

11:35 a.m. Eastern
CNN Reports Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ Sunshine, Florida office has been evacuated after a suspicious device was mailed to her.

 

11:31 a.m. Eastern
CNN says the bomb sent to their offices was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan. Brennan is a regular contributor to MSNBC and NBC. 

 

11:16 a.m. Eastern
The U.S. Secret Service says media reports that it has intercepted a suspicious package bound for the White House "are incorrect." The law enforcement agency tasked with protecting the president and other dignitaries says it has intercepted two packages in Washington and New York.

The packages were respectively addressed to the residences of former President Barack Obama in Washington and Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, N.Y. The Secret Service says neither was at risk of receiving the packages.

 

11:15 a.m. (8:15 a.m. Pacific)
The staff of the San Diego Union-Tribune is evacuated from their office after a suspicious device is found outside the building.

 

10:33 a.m. Eastern
CNN says its offices in Manhattan have been evacuated because of a suspicious package. The news network reported on Wednesday morning that a police bomb squad was at its offices.

The U.S. Secret Service says agents have intercepted packages containing "possible explosive devices" addressed to former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Law enforcement officials say the CNN package was discovered in the mail room. It's not clear yet if it's related to the other packages.

 

10:18 a.m. Eastern
The White House is condemning attempted attacks made against former President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement Wednesday: "These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law."

She adds: "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."

The U.S. Secret Service said Wednesday that agents have intercepted packages containing "possible explosive devices" addressed to former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

The agency says neither Clinton nor Obama received the packages, and neither was at risk of receiving them because of screening procedures.

 

10:11 a.m. Eastern
The U.S. Secret Service says agents have intercepted packages containing "possible explosive devices" addressed to former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The agency says neither Clinton nor Obama received the packages, and neither was at risk of receiving them because of screening procedures.

It says the devices were discovered late Tuesday and early Wednesday. A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that a "functional explosive device" was found during screening at Bill and Hillary Clintons' suburban New York home.

The official says investigators believe the explosive is linked to one found Monday at the compound of liberal billionaire George Soros. The Secret Service says a second package was addressed to Obama and was intercepted in Washington.