United States police probe suspicious package addressed to Robert De Niro

United States police probe suspicious package addressed to Robert De Niro

NBC's NY affiliate reported that the package was similar to ones sent to prominent Democrats earlier this week and was sent to an address that housed restaurant owned by actor Robert De Niro.

Despite the fact that the package addressed to Brennan was delivered to the CNN offices in NY, U.S. President Donald Trump is blaming the mainstream media for generating the partisan anger in America that led to these attempted attacks.

A law enforcement official says a package addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden appears similar to packages containing bombs sent to prominent Democrats and has been intercepted at a DE mail facility.

The Associated Press reported early Thursday that a package was found at a DE mail facility that bore similarities to the others and was intended for Biden, but it was misaddressed.

A spokesman said police were called for a report of a suspicious package at the location around 5 a.m.

"A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News", Trump said in a morning Tweet. Potentially risky the device was delivered at the Tribeca Grill on Thursday morning, this time in the restaurant visitors were not.

Late Wednesday, police in Los Angeles said another suspicious package had been found at a mail facility, also addressed to Waters. The actor dropped an expletive insult at Trump at this year's Tony Awards and also apologized to Canadians for the "idiotic behaviour of my president". Trump's critics have blamed him for the tone.

Later Wednesday night, two law enforcement sources told CNN that law enforcement officials were trying to track down a package addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden considered suspicious because of similarities to other packages.

Former CIA director John Brennan, the target of one package sent to CNN where he has been a contributor, fired back.

Soros, the target of the first device, has always been a hate figure for right-wing groups and lives in Bedford, New York, not far from the Clintons.

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The package addressed to Holder did not reach him at his law firm in Washington, D.C.; instead it was rerouted to the return address affixed on the envelope - that of Florida Rep. Nor would they say why none of the packages had detonated, but they stressed they were still treating them as "live devices". "There's no reason to be afraid".

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday that "across the administration, we condemn the actions that led to these activities in the strongest possible terms and are determined to make sure that we get to the bottom of it and justice is done".

One was at the post office on Lancaster Wilmington, and the other at the U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution hub on Quigley New Castle.

An explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed the package sent to Soros through a controlled detonation. Officials say investigators are analyzing the materials from that effort. The package was addressed to actor Robert De Niro, a vocal critic of Trump, and has markings similar to the other pipe bomb packages recently mailed nationwide, two law enforcement sources told CNN.

None of the devices exploded, and no one was injured. "We must never allow political violence to take root in America, can not let it happen, and I'm committed to doing everything in my power as president to stop it now".

The bombs have heightened what already was a contentious campaign season ahead of the November 6 elections in which Trump's Republicans will try to maintain majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives. He said the inquiry into the packages will have whatever resources are needed, and FBI Director Christopher Wray has pledged that the bureau will not rest until the culprits are caught.

The Secret Service said the packages sent to Clinton and Obama were immediately identified as potential explosive devices and were handled as such.

David Chipman, a retired federal ATF agent and now senior policy adviser for the Giffords Center, said the details revealed telltale signs that could help guide investigators. "We have committed the full strength of the FBI's resources and, together with our partners on our Joint Terrorism Task Forces, we will continue to work to identify and arrest whoever is responsible for sending these packages".

But the Federal Bureau of Investigation also has acknowledged that more suspicious packages may still be working their way through the mail and there is no way to know now how many there might ultimately be.