Another Suspicious Package Addressed To CNN, This Time For Its Atlanta Headquarters
Authorities found another suspicious package addressed to CNN, this time headed for its worldwide headquarters in Atlanta, according to the FBI Monday.
Atlanta police were tipped off by a caller around 9:38 a.m. Monday and found the suspicious package near the CNN Center in Atlanta, reported CNN Business.
New: Package to CNN intercepted today similar to others sent by Sayoc. Image here: pic.twitter.com/aDPn9cNgGm
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) October 29, 2018
The package is “similar in appearance to the others,” the FBI wrote on Twitter Monday.
CNN’s U.S. mail has been screened at off-site facilities since Oct. 24, when a package was found addressed to its offices in the Time Warner Center in New York City, according to CNN Business. (RELATED: Los Angeles Postal Facility Evacuated After Finding Second ‘Suspicious’ Package Addressed To Maxine Waters)
Two other suspicious packages that were headed for CNN in New York City were intended for ex-CIA Director John Brennan and ex-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Both Brennan and Clapper are CNN contributors.
Investigators honed in on Sayoc using clues including a fingerprint found on one of the packages, reported NPR. He has been charged with five federal crimes that include the illegal mailing of explosives, reported NPR.
The intended recipients of the packages known so far are:
- Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris
- Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters
- Former President Barack Obama
- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- Billionaire George Soros
- Actor Robert De Niro
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Former Attorney General Eric Holder
- Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
- Billionaire activist Tom Steyer
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