Authorities Intercept Suspicious Package Addressed To Eric Holder
A potential explosive device addressed to former Attorney General Eric Holder was intercepted by authorities Wednesday.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Secret Service confirmed that potential explosive devices were delivered to the New York residence of Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Washington, D.C. office of former President Barack Obama. (RELATED: ‘Potential Explosive Devices’ Delivered To Clintons, Obama; CNN’s New York Headquarters Evacuated)
The packages “were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such,” the Secret Service said, noting that the recipients were not “at risk of receiving them.”
Bill Clinton was at home when the package arrived. Hillary Clinton was in Florida to speak at a political rally.
The New York headquarters of CNN and the San Diego Tribune received similar devices Wednesday. The package sent to CNN was reportedly addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, who is an analyst for MSNBC.
And on Monday, an explosive device was placed directly in the mailbox of billionaire progressive activist George Soros.
According to The New York Times, the device sent to Soros was similar to the others. It “was constructed from a length of pipe about six inches long filled with explosive powder,” The Times reported.