BREAKING: @NY1’s investigative team has learned this morning around 1am, @NewYorkFBI, @SecretService, and @NewCastlePD found a suspicious package, described as an IED near @HillaryClinton and @BillClinton’s Chappaqua home, according to senior law enforcement sources. pic.twitter.com/GUMFHdbNpT
— Myles Miller (@MylesMill) October 24, 2018
The Clintons were not the only ones targeted.
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) October 24, 2018
This is still breaking news but I heard Pete Williams of MSNBC say that there are reports that these devices are much like the one found near the home of George Soros.
Is it time to coin a new phrase, “Trump terrorists?”
Update: Courtesy of WaPo:
The Secret Service said Wednesday that it had intercepted packages containing “potential explosive devices” addressed to former first lady Hillary Clinton in New York and former president Barack Obama in Washington.
The devices were recovered not long after an explosive device was found in a mailbox at the Bedford, N.Y., home of George Soros, the liberal philanthropist who is a frequent target of far-right groups.
“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such,” the Secret Service said in a statement Wednesday. “The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.”
The Secret Service said the package addressed to Clinton was recovered late Tuesday, while the package sent to Obama’s Washington home was intercepted early Wednesday.
The device sent to the Chappaqua, N.Y. home of Hillary and former president Bill Clinton is suspected to be the work of the same person who sent a similar device to Soros earlier this week, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.
These are terrifying times.
Update 2: Building that houses CNN is just now being evacuated due to a suspicious device in THEIR mailroom.
Courtesy of ABC 6:
The New York City Police bomb squad was responding to the suspicious package inside the mail room of the Time Warner Center in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle.
Sources told ABC News that the suspicious package appears to be a metal pipe with wires. Floors above and below the mail room are being evacuated.
CNN anchor Jim Sciutto was on air at the time of the evacuation, and the channel’s news coverage was switched over to their offices in Washington D.C. Sciutto called in to their broadcast and said that he and hundreds of other CNN employees were standing outside, watching a “very fast-acting, quick response group” of NYPD officers responding to the scene.