Mail bombs: Here’s what we know about the wave of suspicious packages

Here’s what we know so far about a wave of suspicious packages reported this week:

A pipe bomb was found in billionaire financier George Soros‘s home
mailbox by a caretaker on Monday. The caretaker alerted law enforcement,
who safely detonated the device.

Additional explosives were intercepted en route to Hillary Clinton
and Barack Obama on Wednesday. They’re said to be similar to the bomb in
Soros’s mailbox.

Another suspicious package was found at CNN’s newsroom in
Manhattan’s Time Warner Center Wednesday morning. The newsroom and other
nearby businesses were evacuated, with New Yorkers getting alerts on
their phones to shelter in place if on that block while the apparent
bomb was transported to an NYPD site. The package was reportedly
addressed to former CIA director John Brennan (now a contributor to CNN
rival MSNBC).

Reports of another bomb being sent to the White House were false, the Secret Service has said.

Another suspicious package was reportedly found at the Sunrise,
Florida, office of Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former chair
of the Democratic National Committee. The office was evacuated. The
package was apparently sent to former Attorney General Eric Holder with
Wasserman Schultz’s address as return address, then returned there when
it couldn’t be delivered to Holder at the address given. The package
sent to CNN also had Wassserman Schultz’s return address.

The offices of the San Diego Union-Tribune and other businesses were
briefly evacuated after suspicious packages, described as Priority Mail
boxes near a pump, were spotted outside the building. The building also
includes a WeWork facility, the paper reports. The boxes were later
found to be innocuous.

A suspicious package was also sent to the Manhattan office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the governor said Wednesday.

Police intercepted a suspicious package mailed to Rep. Maxine
Waters, ABC News White House Correspondent Tara Palmeri tweeted

This is a developing story . . .

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