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Packages with explosives aimed at the White House, Obama and Hillary intercepted

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  • Wed, 10/24/2018 - 15:17
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The authorities found explosive devices near the residences that Bill and Hillary Clinton have in the town of Chappaqua, in northern New York as well as Barack Obama’s in Washington, according to local media.

According to The New York Times, the object directed to the Clintons was discovered by an employee who checks the mailbox of the former president and former presidential candidate and, although he did not specify where, NY1 channel said it was sent to their residence in Chapaqqua.

Another suspicious package addressed to the White House was intercepted today at a military base in Washington, adding to two
other explosive devices that were mailed to the residences of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, reported CNN.

In a statement, the Secret Service said it intercepted the package addressed to the former presidential candidate at his home in Westchester County (New York) late on Tuesday and that they detected another package Wednesday in Washington sent to the house of the Obama.

The White House condemned "the attempts of violent attacks" with explosive devices addressed to the residence of Bill and Hillary
Clinton, in New York, and of Barack and Michelle Obama, in Washington today.

"We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures," presidential spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

"These terrorizing acts," she continued, "are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held 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."

According to The New York Times, which cites law enforcement, the devices are similar to one found and detonated by police on Monday at the residence of billionaire philanthropist George Soros, in upstate New York.

The Department of Homeland Security, on which the Secret Service depends, pointed out in its report that 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 authorities added.

The building of Time Warner was evacuated today, October 24, 2018, after receiving a suspicious package, adding to three other explosive devices that were mailed to the residences of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, as well as the White House, reported CNN.

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