NYPD investigating new suspicious package found in New York City building

NYPD investigating new suspicious package found in New York City building

The package was addressed to actor Robert De Niro, a vocal critic of Trump, and has markings similar to the other pipe bomb packages recently mailed nationwide, two law enforcement sources told CNN.

The investigation comes less than 24 hours after authorities across the country began investigating a series of suspicious packages containing explosive devices that were mailed to prominent Democrats and CNN's offices in NY.

Also, another two packages addressed to former vice president Joe Biden were also intercepted at DE mail facilities.

NY police have removed a suspicious package from a building associated with actor-director Robert De Niro, a vocal critic of US President Donald Trump.

Federal Bureau of Investigation and local authorities are responding to two scenes at Delaware post offices, which Delaware State Police said were in Wilmington and New Castle.

A suspicious package was also sent to former Vice President Joe Biden and was being investigated Thursday morning.

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This comes the day after a similar package was sent to Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama.

At least eight suspicious parcels were intercepted before reaching any intended recipients, including Mr Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder; former CIA Director John Brennan and prominent Democratic Party donor George Soros.

A picture of what is believed to be a pipe bomb sent to CNN headquarters on Wednesday.

There has been no claim of responsibility.

And, just as the other packages, the one sent to De Niro had six American-flag stamps arrayed in two rows.

A law enforcement official briefed on the matter tells News 4 around 4 a.m. a worker saw the news and saw similarities in the package and called police.

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"We need to come together and send one very clear unmistakable message that threats or acts of political violence of any kind have no place in America".

All the apparent bomb targets are regularly criticised by conservatives - and especially by Mr Trump.

The exterior of one of the suspicious packages sent to multiple locations in the US, appears in this handout photo provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, October 24, 2018.

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.

Several politicians, including U.S. senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, described the package bombs as an act of terrorism. The package was placed into a bomb disposal truck and driven to an NYPD firing range in the Bronx. The five packages discovered Tuesday and Wednesday had a similar return address: That of Democratic Rep. Mainstream Media must clean up its act.

The Associated Press, citing a source, reported that a second package addressed to Joe Biden was found at a DE postal facility. "Those engaged in the political arena must stop treating political opponents as being morally defective". But Trump is facing criticism for his rhetoric against Democrats and the media over how his words could lead to violence against those he has attacked.

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