Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Suspicious package headed to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters intercepted

Suspicious Package Bound For CNN Intercepted In Atlanta, CNN Reports CNN Just Got ANOTHER Suspicious Mailing
Charlie Simmons | 30 October, 2018, 07:14

An additional "suspicious package" was sent to CNN and seized by law enforcement at an Atlanta Post Office Monday; sparking new security concerns that additional devices may be en route after apprehending a lone suspect last week.

It was intercepted three days after Cesar Sayoc was arrested for allegedly sending a wave of parcel bombs to prominent Democrats, critics of US President Donald Trump and CNN.

Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Kevin Rowson says evidence collected in connection with a suspicious package addressed to CNN has been sent to the agency lab in Quantico, Virginia.

Sayoc is scheduled to appear in federal court in Miami Monday afternoon.

It is unclear who is behind the second device. It was addressed to Time Warner Center.

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On Monday morning, before the latest package to CNN was discovered, Trump wrote on Twitter that media organizations were to blame for division in the United States. However, he said, there was no imminent danger to the CNN Center.

The FBI says its bomb squad in Atlanta is responding to "a suspicious package" at the U.S. Postal Service in downtown Atlanta.

Among those targeted with mail bombs were former president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Trump's Democratic rival for the presidency in the 2016 election.

One of the packages, addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, made it to the mailroom of CNN last Wednesday. The first had been addressed to former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan and arrived on Wednesday. Atlanta Police could not immediately confirm the report.

A suspicious package addressed to CNN headquarters in Atlanta was intercepted at a mailing facility Monday morning. The FBI says DNA evidence from at least two of the packages also points to him as the suspect. The main issue will be whether he waives extradition to NY and whether he seeks release on bail. He could face up to 48 years in prison, according to the Department of Justice.

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