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Joe Biden suspicious packages intercepted amid attempted attacks

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Former
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rally in Indiana on October 12.


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  • Two suspicious packages were sent to former Vice President
    Joe Biden, adding to a rising number of attempted pipe bomb
    attacks on top Democrats and other public figures. 
  • The packages to Biden were intercepted at separate mailing
    facilities in Delaware. 
  • All of the suspicious packages were sent to people who
    have been verbally attacked by President Donald Trump and been
    vocally critical of him as well. 

Two suspicious packages were sent to former Vice President Joe
Biden, adding to a rising number of attempted pipe bomb attacks
on top Democrats and other public figures. 

The packages to Biden were intercepted at separate mailing
facilities in Delaware. 

On Wednesday, officials revealed that bombs had been sent or
addressed to former President Barack Obama, former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John
Brennan, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and Democratic Rep.
Maxine Waters.

The package addressed to Brennan was sent to CNN’s offices
in New York City, despite the fact the former CIA director is
actually an NBC News analyst. 

The package intended for Holder had an incorrect address
and was returned to the sender, who was listed as Democratic Rep.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz. 

On Thursday, officials said a suspicious package was also
sent to actor Robert De Niro in the Manhattan building where his
production company is based.


Suspicious packages updated map 10/25 10 amSkye Gould/Business Insider

All of the suspicious packages were sent to people who have
been verbally attacked by President Donald Trump and been vocally
critical of him.

Wednesday’s incidents came two days after a bomb was found
in the mailbox of billionaire George Soros, one of the biggest
Democratic donors who has become a top target of right-wing
conspiracy theories. 

Trump on Wednesday condemned the attempted attacks, calling
for unity and vowing to bring justice to those
responsible. 

But on Thursday the president took
to Twitter and accused the “Mainstream Media” of
contributing to the “Anger we see today in our society”
 
via what he described as “false and inaccurate
reporting.” 

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Anyone with information on the packages is being asked to
call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or go
to tips.fbi.gov.

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