Suspected bombs have been found in packages that were sent to former U.S. President Barack Obama and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, just days after a bomb was sent to billionaire George Soros.
The first package was discovered on late Tuesday night when someone screened mail for the Clintons at a facility near the family’s home in Chappaqua, New York. The package was addressed to Hillary Clinton.
A second package was intercepted by Secret Service personnel in Washington, D.C. on early Wednesday morning, according to the agency. It was addressed to the home of former President Barack Obama.
“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such,” the Secret Service said in a statement. “The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.”
Other details were not immediately available, but the incidents come just days after a bomb was delivered to the home of billionaire George Soros. It’s unclear whether all three packages were sent by the same person or people.
“The Secret Service has initiated a full scope criminal investigation that will leverage all available federal, state, and local resources to determine the source of the packages and identify those responsible,” the agency said.
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