Wasserman-Schultz Among The Targeted In Multiple Explosive Interceptions

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

The U.S. Secret Service on Wednesday intercepted a bomb addressed to Hillary Clinton and also discovered a possible explosive that was sent to former President Barack Obama.

Hillary Clinton was in South Florida Wednesday, headlining a fundraising reception for Donna Shalala, who is running for Congress in South Florida. The FBI confirmed a "suspicious package" went to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz' office in Sunrise, Florida, on Wednesday, too.

Bill Clinton was at the family's Chappaqua, New York, home at the time the package was intercepted, said a person familiar with his schedule. The person said the device was screened at the facility -- not in proximity to their residence -- and never reached the Clintons' home.

The official said one of the packages had the return address of Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz, an ironic reference to the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

The package addressed to Obama was intercepted Wednesday by Secret Service agents in Washington.

Neither Clinton nor Obama received the packages, and neither was at risk of receiving them because of screening procedures, the Secret Service said in a statement.

Also Wednesday, a police bomb squad was sent to CNN's offices in New York City and the newsroom was evacuated because of a suspicious package.

The New York City police commissioner announced that package sent to CNN contained a live explosive and envelope with unidentified white powder.

Furthermore, authorities intercepted another suspicious package that was sent to former Attorney General Eric Holder. 

NBC News is reporting the potential explosive devices mailed to former President Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN's home at The Time Warner Center have similar characteristics.  

Multiple agencies are investigating all of the incidents, including the Secret Service, FBI and the NYPD.  

These mailings come days after a suspicious explosive device was mailed to billionaire Democratic activist George Soros.

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