Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Pipe bomb mailer could be in Florida

Pipe bomb mailer could be in Florida

The device sent to the Time Warner Center was a "live explosive device", NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said at an afternoon news conference, adding that police were also investigating an envelope containing white powder that was found as part of the "original packaging" of the device.

Late Tuesday, an explosive device addressed to former U.S. President Barack Obama was intercepted at his home in Washington D.C. and early Wednesday a similar package was found by the Secret Service addressed to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at her home in NY. They said investigators searching for more suspicious parcels had not found any during the previous eight hours. De Niro, the founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump.

Mindful of the news, Trump refrained from delivering some of the most pointed riffs of his regular routine, including steering clear of two of his favorite targets: Clinton and California Rep. Maxine Waters, whose office appears to have been a target of two of the mail explosives.

At a press conference Thursday, officials in NY would not discuss possible motives, or details on how the packages found their way into the US postal system. Investigators in California scrutinized a package sent to Democratic Sen.

All of the bomber's targets have clashed sharply with Trump at different times, and the spate of unsafe packages intensified the already full-throated political fights two weeks before congressional elections. Even with the sender still unknown, politicians from both parties used the threats to decry a toxic political climate and lay blame. Trump said. "We're all behaving very well, and hopefully we can keep it that way, right?" "It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description".

Another package was sent to Obama's Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, addressed care of Trump's nemesis news channel CNN, where Brennan is a frequent guest commentator.

Trump is calling for a new level of civility, saying those "engaged in the political arena" must "stop threating political opponents as being morally defective". "Your inflammatory rhetoric, insults, lies, & encouragement of physical violence are disgraceful". The president revoked Brennan's security clearance in what was seen as an act of retribution. What, so far, are police in NY saying about that one?

The package addressed to Barack Obama was intercepted by Secret Service personnel in Washington DC early on Wednesday. Electrical wires leading out of the pipe were attached to an electric timer taped to the side, according to law enforcement officials speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the investigation.

"There's a number of devices and there's a pattern apparently with them", he said.

Authorities appealed for tips at a Thursday afternoon news conference in NY. A police bomb squad removed still another from CNN's NY headquarters, which was evacuated. Trump called the suspicious packages "despicable" and said a "major federal investigation" was underway.

De Niro gave an expletive-laced speech at this year's Tony Awards, ripping into the president.

The first crude bomb to be discovered was delivered Monday to the suburban NY compound of George Soros, a liberal billionaire and major contributor to Democratic causes.

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.

Federal authorities revealed they are investigating suspicious packages sent to former US President Barack Obama and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this week. Her daughter tweeted thanks to the Secret Service for not letting the package reach her mother. His ended up at the Sunrise, Florida, office of Rep.

The FBI said a package, "similar in appearance to the others" found this week, was addressed to Booker and located in Florida.

Brennan is actually a contracted analyst at NBC News, but the package was sent to the Time Warner Center in NY, where CNN's offices are.

U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries said, "In light of the vile acts of attempted political violence and domestic terror directed at two former Democratic presidents, former high-level cabinet officials, critics of the current administration, a progressive donor and the media, America needs responsible leadership from the president and elected officials at all levels of government".

Later at a rally in Wisconsin, he urged unity.

"Let's get along", he said. "Have you ever seen this?"

But at the same event, he blamed the media and on Twitter Thursday kept up the argument that the media plays a role. "This egregious conduct is abhorrent".

Documents released Friday by the Broward County Sheriff's Office show Sayoc reported in May 2015 that more than $40,000 in goods were stolen from his van and an attached trailer, including 11 pieces of Donald Trump-brand clothing valued at $7,150.

It is unclear who the package was addressed to, said cops.

There was no immediate response from the White House. She told reporters Thursday there's a big difference between "comments made and actions taken". "The president is certainly not responsible for sending suspicious packages to someone no more than Bernie Sanders was responsible for a supporter of his shooting up a Republican baseball field practice a year ago".

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