Biden package similar to packages that had bombs

Factbox Targets of suspicious packages in the United States

Factbox Targets of suspicious packages in the United States

"A suspicious package addressed to actor-director Robert De Niro was reported early Thursday at the Manhattan building where his production company is based, and its marking and contents appear similar to pipe bomb packages recently mailed nationwide to top Democrats, two law enforcement sources said", CNN reported.

Police received a call shortly after 4 a.m. Thursday reporting a suspicious package and responded to the Tribeca Grill restaurant owned by the actor and director, a New York Police Department source said. "Don't let the terrorists win", he said.

CNN reports the package has similar markings to those sent to a number of high-profile Democrats this week, the most recent to former Vice President Joe Biden and found at a facility in Delaware.

On Wednesday, Trump held a relatively subdued political rally in which he told the crowd he was "trying to be nice" in light of an apparent assassination attempt on his political rivals.

The packages sent to all but Biden are in manila envelopes with bubble wrap interior, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

De Niro is a vocal Trump opponent, and once called him "a national disaster".

While addressing the terror scare during a rally on the evening of October 24, Trump failed to recognize any of the victims by name, simply referring to the Democrats who received suspicious packages as "former government officials".

The FBI said late on Wednesday it had confirmed that two additional packages, similar in appearance to the others, were addressed to Waters.

The NYPD bomb squad examined the package and determined it matched a photo they had released earlier of similar devices sent to various locations around the city.

The package contained a device resembling apparent explosives sent to CNN's NY offices and to several high-profile Democrats on Wednesday, according to NBC News.

The first was found near the home of billionaire businessman George Soros, a major Democratic Party donor.

The Associated Press, citing a source, reported that a second package addressed to Joe Biden was found at a DE postal facility.

The package sent to Hillary and Bill Clinton's property in Chappaqua, New York was found by an employee who screens their mail. "The full weight of our government is being deployed to bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice".

Barack Obama: The package sent to the former president was intercepted in Washington, D.C., during routine mail screening procedures, the Secret Service said.

"The president, and especially the White House press secretary, should understand their words matter".

"The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them", it said.

Hillary Clinton was attending campaign events for Democrats in Florida and was not at the family's NY residence when the bomb was intercepted. It is an open investigation.

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