Suspicious Package Found Near Robert De Niro's NYC Restaurant

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington

A suspicious device addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden was found Thursday at a postal facility in DE, according to reports.

It is the ninth package intercepted as authorities continue the manhunt for the serial bomber targeting the liberal elite including the Obamas, Clintons and CNN. Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, was responsible for one of his supporters shooting up a GOP baseball practice previous year in Virginia.

Trump yesterday morning blamed the media for provoking anger in Americans - but did not directly reference the bombs. The CNN package was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, who has publicly clashed with Trump and is a regular television contributor. Brennan appears on other cable and broadcast networks. "Your inflammatory rhetoric, insults, lies, & encouragement of physical violence are disgraceful". Trump has repeatedly criticised CNN as "fake news" and disparaged the mainstream news media as an "enemy of the people".

"He said "your critics will not be intimidated into silence".

The bomb squad responded and removed the device, which was placed in an NYPD bomb vehicle to be taken to a safe area.

So far, no one has been hurt.

Still, as news broke of the suspicious package at the De Niro-linked building, Trump tweeted the media must "clean up it's act, FAST!" Officials confirmed the discovery to NPR, saying the matter is under investigation.

The official was not authorized to speak publicly and therefore talked to the AP on condition of anonymity.

At least eight parcels were intercepted before reaching any intended recipients, including Obama's attorney-general, Eric Holder, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan and prominent Democratic Party donor George Soros.

The two officials weren't authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The FBI confirms there is law enforcement activity at the US mail facility in New Castle, Delaware.

Late Wednesday night, it was reported that a similar package addressed to Biden's DE home.

At a Wisconsin rally Wednesday night Trump called attention to "how nice I'm behaving tonight" but on Thursday morning he attacked the media. "It has gotten so bad and hateful that is beyond description".

John Brennan: The "live explosive device" was delivered by courier to CNN's offices in NY.

The package contained an explosive device similar to the pipe bombs found in other packages this week addressed to prominent Democrats across the country, two sources said X-ray images showed.

Police were called at 4:45 a.m. Thursday about the package, which was on the building's seventh floor.

Actor Robert De Niro has always been a vocal critic of President Trump.

The device at De Niro's restaurant appears to be connected to the ones sent to Democrats yesterday, CNN reports.

Two similar-looking packages addressed to California Congresswoman Maxine Waters - another fierce Trump critic - were also intercepted, the bureau said.

Some of his supporters have said they believe the packages are part of a Democratic plot to win votes in the mid-terms, but there is no evidence for this.

Bombs have been sent to the Chappaqua, N.Y., home of Hillary Clinton, the D.C. home of former President Obama, and to former CIA Director John Brennan at CNN headquarters in NY.

A robotic device and members of the bomb squad were deployed outside the building in Sunrise, Florida where Rep.

Authorities said on Wednesday the pipe bombs were packed with shards of glass and were intercepted.

Investigators are now working in NY and other cities, in the postal system, and at the federal level, to determine who sent the packages - and why.

The post office in New Castle was evacuated and its mail trucks moved to other locations, WPVI-TV reported.

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