Suspicious Packages Intercepted for the Clintons, Obama, and CNN

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 10/24/2018 | Mary Chastain
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The US Secret Service intercepted packages sent to the homes of the Clintons in New York and President Barack Obama in Washington that contain “possible explosive devices.” The Clintons and Obama didn’t receive the packages “because of screening procedures.”

CNN then reported the NYPD has responded to a suspicious package outside at Time Warner Center in New York, the home of the network. Law enforcement also intercepted a package meant for the White House at Joint Base Bolling in DC, but now reports say “that there was no suspicious package addressed to the White House.”

Secret - Service - Statement

The Secret Service released this statement:

Late on October 23, 2018, the Secret Service recovered a single package addressed to Former First Lady Hillary Clinton in Westchester County, New York. Early this morning, October 24, 2018, a second package addressed to the residence of Former President Barack Obama was intercepted by Secret Service personnel in Washington, DC.

Packages - Mail - Screening - Procedures - Devices

The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such. Both packages were intercepted prior to being delivered to their intended location. The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.

The Secret Service has initiated a full scope criminal investigation that will leverage all available federal, state, and local resources to determine the source of the packages and identify those responsible.

CNN

From CNN:

NYPD is responding to a suspicious device discovered in Time Warner Center, where CNN is based, in New York, according to a law enforcement source.

CNN - Newsroom - Precaution

CNN has evacuated its newsroom as a precaution.

An NYPD source told CNN that the package sent to Time Warner had a device “constructed with...
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