New York's CNN Center Evacuated after 'Suspicious Package' found — CNN BOMB SCARE

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., because her name was listed as the return address on all of them.

The CNN bureau in NY received a package addressed to Brennan, who has appeared as an on-air CNN analyst, leading police to evacuate the Time Warner building in a busy Manhattan neighborhood near Central Park.

Brennan is actually a contracted analyst at NBC News, but the package was sent to the Time Warner Center in NY, where CNN's offices are.

The developments, which unfolded rapidly and continued steadily into the afternoon, touched off fear and confusion and immediately invited questions about the motives of those responsible.

Other reports claimed a pipe bomb had also been intercepted at the White House, these claims were denied by the US Secret Service.

The packages sent to Mr Obama, Mr Brennan, Mrs Clinton, Ms Waters and Mr Holder all contained suspected pipe bombs. It said law enforcement authorities are treating the device as a real explosive.

- Investigators searched coast-to-coast Thursday for the culprit and motives behind the freakish mail-bomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether they were meant to detonate or simply sow fear two weeks before Election Day.

The pipe bombs were packed with powder and shards of glass. The devices are rudimentary but functional.

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The visit comes as law enforcement officials scramble to find the perpetrator of the attempted bomb attacks against a slew of Democratic officials, including former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Rep. Maxine Waters, along with cable network CNN. A Soros employee opened it just inside the gates, not near Soros' quarters, said the official, who insisted on anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

An explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed the package sent to Soros through a controlled detonation.

None of the eight packages detonated, and nobody was hurt.

WANG: Well, the source we spoke to - our colleague Ryan Lucas - did confirm that it does resemble other suspicious packages that have been discovered this week.

A package containing a possible explosive device intended for Obama was intercepted by the US Secret Service at a screening facility in Washington. Former US president Bill Clinton was at home at the time the package was discovered while Ms Clinton was campaigning in Florida.

"It is a troubling time, isn't it?"

"As part of a larger national effort to bridge our divides and bring people together, the media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and stop the endless hostility and constant negative and often times false attacks and stories", he added.

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Shortly after, the U.S. media outlet CNN reported that a suspicious device found at its offices in NY has been removed from the site. Tom Steyer, a major Democratic donor, also said Friday that a suspicious package mailed to him was intercepted in California, but this was not among the 13 listed in the federal complaint.

"The full weight of our government is being deployed to conduct this investigation", Trump said.

"The United States Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies are investigating and will take all appropriate actions to protect anyone threatened by these cowards".

"Any guy who can do a bodyslam, he's my kinda guy", Trump said, mimicking throwing a person on the ground.

A number of similar crude explosive devices have been sent since Monday to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, other top political figures and CNN's NY offices.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the packages were "clearly an effort to terrorize people politically, to choose people for political purposes and attack them due to their beliefs". Kamala Harris, her office said, and one sent to Tom Steyer, a billionaire businessman who has campaigned for months for Trump's impeachment. "NYPD is now deploying resources around the city". Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are at the sites of the multiple packages and were at Soros' Bedford, New York, home on Tuesday, a spokeswoman said.

Speaking at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. on Friday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that 13 IEDs were sent to various individuals across the country.

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