Mail Bomb Investigation Continues After Package Sent To Robert De Niro


Thursday, October 25th 2018, 6:57 am
By: News 9


A suspicious package was sent to actor Robert De Niro Thursday morning in New York, CBS News has learned. Sources say the package is similar to ones that were sent Wednesday to several high-profile politicians and CNN, which contained "potentially destructive" devices.

The bomb squad responded, examined the device under an X-ray and removed it. Sources told CBS News that the package appears to be from the same sender who targeted former U.S. presidents and other politicians on Wednesday.

The Secret Service intercepted two packages that were addressed to former President Obama's home in Washington and Bill and Hillary Clinton's residence in Westchester County, New York.

Another package was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan at the New York City offices of CNN, prompting CNN's bureau and the Time Warner Center to evacuate.

Crude but functional low-ordnance explosive devices found in at least two of the packages consisted of a pipe, wires and black powder, a law enforcement official told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton.  

The Secret Service intercepted two packages that were addressed to former President Obama's home in Washington and Bill and Hillary Clinton's residence in Westchester County, New York.

Another package was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan at the New York City offices of CNN, prompting CNN's bureau and the Time Warner Center to evacuate.

Crude but functional low-ordnance explosive devices found in at least two of the packages consisted of a pipe, wires and black powder, a law enforcement official told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton.  

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A suspicious package was sent to actor Robert De Niro Thursday morning in New York, CBS News has learned. 

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