Suspected pipe bomb mailed to Robert De Niro

26 October, 2018, 01:54 | Author: Donna Miller
  • Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington

The official says it has similar markings and characteristics as the packages containing bombs sent to other prominent Democrats.

The new packages, which resemble those sent to figures including former president Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, were located in DE and NY. At least one bomb was packed with shards of glass, a federal source said.

All the people who were targeted are frequently maligned by right-wing critics, including former U.S. president Barack Obama, former secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Obama's attorney general Eric Holder.

Security at De Niro's NY movie production company found the package addressed to him around 5 a.m.

De Niro has been an outspoken critic of Trump.

"She told reporters Thursday there's a big difference between "comments made and actions taken".

A suspicious package was sent to Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro, who along with prominent Democrats who received pipe bombs this week has been critical of President Donald Trump, New York police said on Thursday (Oct 25).

Maxine Waters: One package was sent to the Democratic congresswoman's office in DC and a second package addressed to her was found at a postal facility in Los Angeles.

One of the targets in a string of mail bombs is telling President Donald Trump to stop blaming others for the anger in society. Former CIA Director turned anti-Trump TV pundit John Brennan went a step further, saying that Trump "has helped to incite some of these feelings of anger, if not violence, when he points to acts of violence or also talks about swinging at somebody from the press, the media". "Your inflammatory rhetoric, insults, lies, & encouragement of physical violence are disgraceful", he wrote on Twitter. "BTW, your critics will not be intimidated into silence".

A total of 10 suspicious packages have been intercepted since Monday, with recipients including former president Barack Obama, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and billionaire philanthropist George Soros.

The White House condemned the attacks aimed at Democrats and other perceived foes of the administration.

A packet with similar content to devices that appeared to be an explosive was sent to actor Robert De Niro in the building where the actor's producer, Tribeca Productions, and his restaurant, Tribeca Grills are located in NY.

No one has claimed responsibility for sending the explosive devices and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is urging people with information to come forward.

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Explosive devices found at Clinton and Obama homes
The New York FBI said it was aware of the package targeted at the Clintons and is investigating, but declined to comment further. On Monday, an explosive device also was found in the mailbox at the Bedford, New York , home of George Soros .

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

And, just as the other packages, the one sent to De Niro had six American-flag stamps arrayed in two rows. "Everyone is safe and the building is open".

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. Some were discovered in mail processing facilities. "They may heckle you, they'll definitely vote against you but they would never make a bomb to try and kill you, The reason is simple, in America we don't do that, we don't have to because we have elections, we have ballots, we are here today to ask people to vote against those you disagree with, not to hurt them". The package was misaddressed and returned to sender, two law enforcement sources previously said. "It has gotten so bad and hateful that is beyond description".

Later on Thursday, Washington's Cannon House - a congressional office building - was evacuated but police soon gave the all-clear to staff.

"The #FBI has confirmed three additional packages, similar in appearance to the others - one in NY addressed to Robert DeNiro, and two in DE addressed to former Vice President Joseph Biden", the Bureau tweeted without further comment.

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

Police chose to move the package to the NYPD's facility at Rodmans Neck in the Bronx for further investigation.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly.

Mayor Bill de Blasio looks on as Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks during a news conference after NYPD personnel removed an explosive device from Time Warner Center on Wednesday.

The former DE senator is a Democrat who served as vice president in the Obama administration.

A photo of a package sent to Mr. Biden, aired on CNN, matched exactly with the other packages sent to CNN, high-profile Democrats and actor Mr. DeNiro.

According to Google Maps, the site is home to the Tribeca Grill, owned by De Niro, and the Tribeca Film Center, described by the center as the "realized vision of De Niro and Jane Rosenthal".

Law enforcement officials said all the packages were similar.

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