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United States police probe suspicious package 'sent to De Niro restaurant'

United States police probe suspicious package 'sent to De Niro restaurant'

Former CIA director John Brennan, who has been critical of Mr Trump, and billionaire philanthropist George Soros have also been targeted.

All the parcels listed Rep.

The Soros package also had the return address of Wasserman Schultz, a former party chairwoman, a law enforcement source and a federal source briefed on the investigation said Wednesday.

Former US president Bill Clinton was at home at the time the package was discovered while Ms Clinton was campaigning in Florida.

A white powder was found during a search after the discovering of the suspicious package at the Time Warner Centre, according to NY police.

The package was delivered by courier, law enforcement sources said.

The NYPD said its bomb squad and Emergency Service Unit was on the scene.

The FBI said the packages found so far had shared characteristics, including manila envelopes with bubble-wrapped interiors.

Neither Clinton nor Obama received the packages, and neither was at risk of receiving them because of screening procedures, the Secret Service said.

Other suspicious packages were addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan in care of CNN in NY; one to former Attorney General Eric Holder and two to Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., because her name was listed as the return address on all of them.

Daniel Aaronson, an attorney who has represented Sayoc over the years, said none of his clients were "as polite and as courteous and as respectful to me" as Sayoc was.

Similar packages addressed to Clinton and Obama were intercepted on their way to Clinton's NY home where she lives with former President Bill Clinton and to Washington, where Obama lives with his wife, Michelle.

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It is unclear where exactly the package addressed to Clinton was sent.

The mail-bomb scare widened Thursday as law enforcement officials seized three more suspicious packages - two addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and one to actor Robert De Niro - as part of a sprawling investigation into a plot that appears to be aimed at targets of conservative anger.

New York Gov. Cuomo said the two suspicious devices found in New York City shouldn't stop people from going about their business as normal.

The package addressed to the White House was intercepted at Joint Base Bolling, a U.S. military facility.The source of the packages is not yet known, nor is a link proven.

The package sent to CNN contained a live explosive, with wires and a black pipe, and an envelope with white powder, officials said.

At the news conference, Cuomo disclosed that a device was sent to his Manhattan office and that it was being handled. They originated, some of them, from Florida, ' she said.

Speaking Friday at the White House, Trump called the suspected mail bombs "terrorizing acts" and praised law enforcement officers for the arrest in Florida.

The suspicious devices are either at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Va., or on their way there now, authorities say, where the FBI's specialists will reach conclusions as they continue their examinations. Biden said last week that the president may not "know what he's doing" and coddles dictators. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!'

"We're extremely angry, upset, unhappy about what we witnessed this morning, and we will get to the bottom of it", he said.

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is facing a fierce challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke, tweeted that "violence is never OK" and said the reports were "deeply, deeply disturbing".

An amateur body builder and former stripper who once spent time on probation for a bomb threat charge, Sayoc first registered as a Republican voter just ahead of the March 2016 Republican primary and quickly identified himself as a proud Trump supporter, tweeting and posting on Facebook videos that appear to show him at Trump rallies.

The bombing attempts comprise just the latest - and potentially most unsafe - example of extremist elements feeling empowered by presidential rhetoric, said Kamran Bokhari, a Washington-based political science lecturer with the University of Ottawa's Security and Policy Institute.


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