The United States Secret Service today said it had intercepted suspect packages, identified as potential explosive devices, sent to the homes of former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The Secret Service agency said it recovered a single package addressed to Clinton in Westchester, a suburb north of Manhattan on Tuesday, and a second package addressed to the Obama residence in Washington on Wednesday.
In a statement, the Secret Service said “The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such. The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.”
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New York Times reports that an explosive device was found by a technician who screens mails for Bill and Hillary. An official said that the device found at Bill and Hillary Clinton’s house was similar to one found at the home of billionaire Philanthropist George Soros on Monday.
The official wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.