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image from Google Street View showing the Tribeca Grill, a
restaurant owned by Robert de Niro.

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  • One of Robert de Niro’s restaurants in New York,
    Tribeca Grill, received a package containing one device, New
    York police told Business Insider.
  • It comes after several devices were sent by mail to
    prominent Democrats and critics

    of Donald
    Trump around the US.
  • The package was addressed to De Niro at his production
    company, which shares the same address as the restaurant.
  • It listed Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as
    the sender, like all the other suspicious packages found earlier
    this week.
  • The device at De Niro’s restaurant did not detonate,
    and nobody was hurt.

A suspicious package has been sent to Robert de Niro’s New York
City restaurant, the New York Police Department has said.

A package containing one device was sent to Tribeca Grill, a
restaurant the actor owns in Lower Manhattan, two NYPD spokesman
told Business Insider on Thursday.

It came after
several explosives were sent by mail across the US
to
prominent Democrats and critics of President Trump this week.

Multiple pipe bombs were addressed to the residences of offices
of people including former president Barack Obama, 2016
presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and California Democratic
Sen. Kamala Harris.

The package found at De Niro’s restaurant was addressed to the
actor at his production company, Tribeca Productions,
which according
to LinkedIn
shares the same address as the Tribeca Grill. ABC
News correspondent Aaron Katersky tweeted a photo of the package.

Like all the other packages found earlier this week, the one
found at Tribeca Grill listed Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman
Schultz, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee,
as the sender.

The device did not detonate and nobody was injured, one of the
spokesman said. It is now being removed to the NYPD’s facility in
the Bronx.

The package’s exact time of arrival is not clear at this point.


Robert De Niro
De Niro.
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De Niro is a vocal Trump critic, having used
his appearance at the Tony Awards earlier this year to say “f—
Trump”
 earlier this year. He also said he
had barred
Trump from all the locations
of his restaurant chain, Nobu.

During the 2016 presidential election he also appeared in a video
calling then-candidate Trump a “con artist” and “embarrassment to
this country,” adding that he wanted to “punch him in the face.”

CNN on Wednesday evacuated its New York bureau when another
explosive was found in its mail room. That device was addressed
to former CIA Director John Brennan, a frequent guest on the
network.
Brennan’s name was misspelled on the package
.


cnn bomb
The
package and bomb sent to John Brennan at CNN’s New York bureau on
Wednesday.

CNN

The Tribeca Grill package is still under investigation, and
police have not linked it to the other explosives received around
the country this week.

 

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