Secret Service intercepts 'suspicious packages' sent to Obama, Clinton

Explosive device found near Bill and Hillary Clinton’s home

Explosive device found near Bill and Hillary Clinton’s home

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.

The statement made by the Secret Service reveals that the device addressed to Mrs. Clinton was identified late on Tuesday, while the device addressed to Obama was discovered earlier today, Wednesday, October 24th.

Emergency service personnel with a bomb sniffing dog work outside the building that houses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office after a report of a suspicious package, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in New York.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has branded the sending of a potential explosive device and suspect package to CNN as "clearly an act of terror".

The Secret Service confirmed two suspicious packages have been intercepted.

The attacks began on Monday when police "proactively detonated" a pipe-bomb found at a residence in New York's suburbs owned by billionaire philanthropist and Democratic donor George Soros, who's often portrayed by conservatives as a secretive bankroller of liberal causes.

The official wasn't authorized to publicly discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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

"Just too coincidental that two weeks before Election Day, as the "blue wave" has turned into a ripple, and the left is losing ground because of incivility and violent rhetoric, explosive devices show up in the mailboxes of Soros, Clinton, and Obama", he tweeted, according to The Daily Beast.

A retired NY police detective working in security in De Niro's Manhattan office called police after seeing images of a package bomb sent to CNN and recalling a similar package addressed to the actor, officials said.

Hillary Clinton was attending campaign events for Democrats in Florida and was not at the family's NY residence when the bomb was intercepted.

The New York Police Department says Thursday's report involves the Tribeca neighborhood in Manhattan.

The White House has condemned the attempted attacks on Obama, Clinton and others.

The device had black powder on it, law enforcement sources told The Post.

NBC News has reported that the four packages - the ones sent to Obama, Clinton, Soros, and Brennan - were "nearly identical".

The Time Warner Building in New York City was evacuated on Wednesday morning after a suspicious package, which had been mailed, was found in the CNN mail room, New York police and CNN said. So far, the suspicious packages have targeted Democrats and critics of President Trump.

On Wednesday morning, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement condemning the "cowards" behind the packages. The person said the device was screened at the facility - not in proximity to their residence - and never reached the Clintons' home.

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