NYC Offices of CNN Evacuated over Package

NYC Offices of CNN Evacuated over Package

Citing law enforcement sources, the TV channel stated that the explosive device was addressed to Former CIA Director John Brennan, who often gives interviews to the channel.

But news of the bomb threats heightened tension in a nation deeply polarized ahead of elections on November 6 that will decide whether Democrats take control of one or both houses of Congress from Republicans and deny President Donald Trump the majority his party now holds in both.

All the parcels listed Rep. Each listed Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, as the sender, including misspellings of her last name, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

A law enforcement official told CNN that the initial examination of all of the devices shows them to be constructed similarly.

Early Thursday a retired police detective called the bomb squad to remove a suspected explosive device sent to double Oscar-winner De Niro at his Tribeca Productions company in NY.

CNN has been a frequent target of Trump's "fake news" barbs, and a "CNN sucks" chant broke out at a Monday campaign rally.

Sweeney said all of the devices were being sent to the FBI's crime lab in Quantico, Virginia, for analysis. It was returned to the Democratic congresswoman because that was the return label on the package, the sources said, adding that it was the same return address for the packages sent to Obama and Clinton.

The CNN journalists were forced to interrupt the broadcast as they reported on the news of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's residences had received two explosive devices addressed to the two politicians.

"I've seen the guy maybe 80 times and I never said a word to him because I had a feeling he was a little off", said Weiss, a 56-year-old building superintendent who has lived in the neighbourhood for eight years.

A suspicious package was sent to the Florida office of Democratic Rep.

But the packages, sent to prominent Democrats critical of President Donald Trump, heightened nationwide tensions and fears two weeks before major congressional midterm elections.

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They recorded just five victories - the most recent being at Old Trafford in December 2013 - and lost 34 times. It is unclear whether a personal hearing has been requested at the commission, that will be set in due course.

Neither Mrs Clinton nor Mr Obama received the packages sent to them, and neither was at risk because of screening procedures, the Secret Service said. "Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!" Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. There's a New York Police bomb squad unit here, also members of the Strategic Response Group.

Investigators are now working outside Washington, D.C., in NY, in Florida and in Los Angeles - where one of Waters' packages was found - to determine who sent the envelopes and why.

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White powder also sent to CNN presented no biological threat, Sweeney said.

On Thursday, the investigation widened with the discovery of three additional packages - two intended for former Vice President Joe Biden in his home state of Delaware and one for Hollywood actor Robert De Niro in Manhattan.

The complaint also included details suggesting Sayoc's antipathy toward the people and organizations targeted, including CNN, where one packaged was found and another addressed.

President Donald Trump says he's trying to be nice as he criticizes Sen.

"He should not be beating the tom-toms of anger and animosity and war", said the former Central Intelligence Agency chief, whose security clearance was revoked by Trump after he criticized the president's summit earlier this year with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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

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.

Republicans in the state have been growing increasingly nervous about the prospects of holding onto the governor's office, let alone picking up a Senate seat held by a well-positioned Democratic incumbent.