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Explosive device sent in mail to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s home

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An
explosive device was found early Wednesday morning at Bill and
Hillary Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, New York, sources told
NY1.


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  • The Secret Service on Wednesday said it intercepted explosive
    devices sent in the mail to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
  • The incident comes two days after a similar device was found
    at billionaire Democratic donor George Soros’ home in Bedford,
    New York. 

The Secret Service on Wednesday said it had intercepted explosive
devices someone tried to send in the mail to former first lady
Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama. 

Two law enforcement officials told the
New York Times
on Wednesday that the two devices were similar
to the one that was discovered on Monday at billionaire
Democratic donor George Soros’ home in Bedford, New York. 

Bedford is less than 10 miles away from Chappaqua, New York,
where the Bill and Hillary Clinton have their main
residence. The Secret Service said in a
statement
that the package sent to the Clintons was addressed
to Hillary and it was recovered late Tuesday night in Westchester
County, New York. The statement did not specify whether the
package was intercepted at the Clinton home or at an off-site
sorting facility. 

The second package, addressed to former President Obama’s
residence in Washington, DC, was intercepted early Wednesday
morning. 

“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.

“The Secret Service has initiated a full scope criminal
investigation that will leverage all available federal, state,
and local resources to determine the source of the packages and
identify those responsible,” the agency said in the
statement. 

White House Press Sec. Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the bomb
plantings “despicable” in a statement Wednesday morning. 

“We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against
President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other
public figures. These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone
responsible will be help accountable to the fullest extent of the
law. The United States Secret Service and other law enforcement
agencies are investigating and will take all appropriate actions
to protect anyone threatened by these cowards,” Sanders
said. 

The FBI’s New York office also tweeted Wednesday morning about
the package sent to the Clintons’ home. 

“We are aware of a suspicious package found in the vicinity of
the Clinton residence in Chappaqua, NY, and our JTTF has engaged
with our federal, state and local partners to investigate. As
this is an on-going investigation, we will have no further
comment at this time,” the agency said. 

It’s still unclear whether the three incidents are connected. The
device that was sent to Soros’ home on Monday was made out of a
six-inch pipe that was filled with an explosive powder. It was
safely detonated by bomb squad technicians.

No one has claimed responsibility for any of the devices. 

This is a developing story.

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