The Florida office of Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was evacuated Wednesday morning after receiving a suspicious package in the mail.
“Yes, I can confirm there’s a suspicious package and we’re handling it right now,” Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said, according to the Miami Herald.
The area is secured and the bomb squad is on the scene, according to CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Breaking — The Sunrise, Florida, office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found mailed there this morning, according to a spokesman for the police department. Are is secured and the bomb squad is on site.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 24, 2018
Wasserman Schultz is the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman.
The incident comes on the same day as “potentially explosive devices” that were intended for former President Barack Obama’s home in Washington D.C. and at the Clintons’ residence in New York were intercepted by Secret Service.
The Secret Service said that both packages “were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such.”
CNN also received a similar package and the Time Warner building in New York was evacuated. According to the New York Police Department, the package is similar to the ones sent to the Obamas and Clintons.
Left-wing billionaire George Soros was sent an explosive device on Monday as well.
CNN’s Pamela Brown reported that the package was intended for former Attorney General Eric Holder, but that Holder’s address was incorrect. Like the packages sent to Obama, the Clintons and CNN’s New York headquarters, the return address was Wasserman Schultz’s.
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