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Suspicious package addressed to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters intercepted

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Jan. 17, 2001 file photo shows pedestrians entering CNN
headquarters in downtown Atlanta.


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  • A suspicious package addressed to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters
    was intercepted at a local post office, the network announced
    Monday morning.
  • President Jeff Zucker released a statement, saying there was
    “no imminent danger” to downtown Atlanta’s CNN Center.
  • The package comes less than a week after a suspicious package
    was mailed to the network’s New York offices, one of 13 explosive
    devices that were also mailed to prominent Democrats, donors, and
    critics of President Donald Trump.
  • On Friday, Cesar Sayoc Jr. was arrested and charged with
    sending the series of pipe bombs in the mail.
  • It’s unclear who sent the one CNN received Monday.

A suspicious package addressed to CNN’s Atlanta offices was
intercepted Monday morning at a local post office, the network
said in a statement.

CNN Communications tweeted a statement from network President
Jeff Zucker, who confirmed there was “no imminent danger” to
downtown Atlanta’s CNN Center.

Zucker also said that all mail addressed to CNN was being
screened at off-site facilities after a suspicious package
prompted an evacuation from the network’s New York offices last
Wednesday. That package contained an explosive device.

On Friday, authorities arrested and
charged
56-year-old Florida resident Cesar Sayoc Jr. in connection
to 13 explosive devices that were
sent to prominent Democratic figures, in addition to the network,
which President Donald Trump often calls “fake news”.

Zucker slammed Trump’s vocal
disdain for the network after the first package was recovered
last week, saying the administration “should understand their
words matter.”

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