US Secret Service intercepts letter bombs addressed to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
The Secret Service says it intercepted two bombs — one addressed to Barack Obama and one to Hillary Clinton — in the last 24 hours. CNN’s New York headquarters was also evacuated Wednesday morning after reports of a suspicious device, the Vice reports.
The packages sent to Obama and Clinton contained “functional explosive” devices, the AP reports. Officials are still investigating the scene at CNN’s headquarters at Time Warner Center.
US President, Donald Trump has condemned the act.
In a statement by the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday, Sanders called the attempted attacks “despicable” and the perpetrators “cowards,” saying U.S. law enforcement agencies are investigating the incidents.
“We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures,” Sanders said.