A suspicious bundle addressed to CNN was intercepted in Atlanta Monday morning, the information community introduced.
CNN President Jeff Zucker stated in a press release that the bundle was intercepted at an Atlanta publish workplace close to the CNN Middle.
Zucker famous that every one mail is presently being screened off-site, so the places of work weren’t in imminent hazard.
One other suspicious bundle addressed to CNN has been intercepted. This time in Atlanta. All mail is being screened off web site. Observe from Jeff: pic.twitter.com/I6TXSkoluQ
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) October 29, 2018
An explosive gadget was mailed to CNN’s New York places of work final week on the identical day that quite a few others have been despatched to distinguished Democrats, together with former President Obama and Invoice and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton leaves door open for 2020 run: ‘I’d like to be president’ Trump points finger at media for ‘division and hatred’ plaguing US Lawmakers seek to quell partisan tensions after week of violence MORE, and different distinguished figures whom President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillary Clinton leaves door open for 2020 run: ‘I’d like to be president’ Protesters unveil pro-trans banner at World Series Trump congratulates Brazil’s Bolsonaro on presidential win MORE incessantly criticizes.
Two packages have been addressed to CNN’s New York headquarters, one to former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanDem senator: Both parties must discourage ‘aggressive advocacy’ Lankford: Trump should be ‘more clear’ in his rhetoric Scaramucci: Trump ‘controls the news cycle,’ should tone down rhetoric MORE and one other to James ClapperJames Robert ClapperSingle fingerprint, misspellings pointed FBI to mail bombs suspect How alleged bomber Cesar Sayoc’s case will develop now Suspicious packages sent to Harris, Steyer MORE, the previous nationwide director of intelligence.
Each have been important of President Trump.
Authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc Jr. final week, charging him with sending the mail bombs.
Regulation enforcement officers additionally seized a van belong to Sayoc that was lined in political stickers showing to be pro-Trump. One of many stickers featured the slogan “CNN Sucks.”
Trump condemned the mail bombs and denounced political violence, however has continued to levy harsh criticism in opposition to the media and CNN specifically within the wake of the bombs.
Simply hours earlier than CNN introduced the suspicious bundle in Atlanta, Trump tweeted that the “Faux Information” is the “true Enemy of the Individuals” and blamed the media for inflicting “nice anger” within the nation.
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