People were given a scare Wednesday morning as Suspicious packages, though to be explosive or pipe bombs were sent to offices of Hilary Clinton, Former President Barack Obama, and the New York offices of CNN News.
Police were quickly called to all three locations with CNN carrying the news as it happened. The area around Time Warner Center and the CNN offices in New York were evacuated for people’s safety an police and bomb squads were surrounding the area as the issue unfolded.
The mysterious device sent to Hilary Clinton was found Tuesday Night in the screening of her mail. The package sent to CNN and found in their mailroom in one of the basements of Time Warner Center. The package sent to Barak Obama was sent to his address in Washington D.C. None of the devices were activated when they were found and no one was injured at the time. It is being said that the packages contained metal pipes filled with broken shards of glass and some kind of wires coming from them. Those raised alarms and the locations were evacuated.
These packages are said to be the same type then a package sent to Billionaire Democratic Philanthropist George Soros earlier this week. That device did not explode either. There were rumors that a package was sent to the White House itself, but that has been said to not be true. There is also word that the Florida offices of former Democratic Party head Debbie Wasserman Schultz have been evacuated after a suspicious package was found there. It was later found that the Florida offices of Wasserman Shultz was used as the return address on these packages.
The package sent to CNN was said to be addressed at an address that can be found in a search online and note the mailing address employees are giving or the one printed on their business cards. It is also being reported by CNN that the package was sent specifically to John Brennan, former head of the CIA that does a lot of TV appearances as an expert and analyst.
The device sent to CNN’s location was loaded into a bomb disposal truck and hauled away from the location to be dealt with in another location elsewhere. The order to evacuate the CNN office happened as they were on the air talking about the devices sent to the Obamas and Clintons and were made aware of the issue when a fire alarm was sounded.
Officials from the White House themselves have said the President was briefed on the situation but was still keeping to his schedule as the news was happening. Donald Trump’s daughter and presidential official Ivanka Trump tweeted out this as the news was breaking:
I strongly condemn the attempted acts of violence against President Obama, the Clinton family, @CNN & others. There is no excuse-America is better than this. Gratitude to the @SecretService and law enforcement for all they do to keep this nation safe.
New York officials representing the police as well as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held a press conference over the situation as did Hilary Clinton herself. Clinton’s press conference was held in Florida as it was made clear she was not in New York at the time the packages were found in her residence.
Although a specific suspect has not been found or named, it is already being thought that all these devices are related in some sort of attack on prominent people of the Democratic political party. However, in the hours after these devices have been found and dealt with, no answers have been made concrete as to who would be doing this or exactly why this was being done.