US Secret Service intercepted 5 suspicious package containing pipe bombs send for the White House, Obama, Clinton, George Soros and Time Warner Center at Washington and New York in past 2 days.

Iran PressAmerica: The packaged pipe bomb addressed to the White House was intercepted at Washington DC was similar to the ones sent to the homes of former President Barack Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, billionaire investor and major Democratic donor George Soros and Time Warner Center at New York.

Today's (Wednesday) packaged bomb addressed for White House and the last 4 suspicious package which was discovered earlier this week appear to be rudimentary but functional, Law Enforcement officials told CNN. The White House-addressed device also contained projectiles.

The United States Secret Service said Wednesday morning that neither Obama nor Clinton received the packages or were at risk of receiving them and packages were discovered during "routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such."

"There is a strong suspicion" the two packages intended for Obama and Clinton are connected to the package targeting Soros, another law enforcement source said.

The package intended for Obama was intercepted in Washington, DC, and the one intended for Clinton was addressed to her in Westchester County, New York, on Tuesday.

The FBI said the package intended for Clinton was found in the vicinity of her residence.

FBI citing the ongoing investigation and Representatives for the Clintons and Obama did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Packaged bomb addressed for White House Intercepted

In the last wave of pipe bomb sending, a device was sent to Time Warner Center on Wednesday, according to an NYPD source. 

New York Police Bomb Squad evacuated offices for WarnerMedia and other Turner-owned properties like TNT, as well as a shopping mall and a Whole Foods grocery store located in the basement level, in order to neutralise an explosive device..   

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, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

 

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Oct 24, 2018 17:46 Asia/Tehran
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