- The Washington Times
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Authorities are investigating suspicious packages sent to Vice President Joseph R. Biden and actor Robert DeNiro, an outspoken critic of President Trump.

The FBI confirmed that two packages were found in Delaware intended to reach Mr. Biden, a potential 2020 presidential contender.

A photo of a package sent to Mr. Biden, aired on CNN, matched exactly with the other packages sent to CNN, high-profile Democrats and actor Mr. DeNiro.

The return address for Mr. Biden’s package, along with several others, was a Florida office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

Meanwhile, A New York City police bomb squad has recovered a suspicious package addressed to Mr. DeNiro, and investigators say it may contain a device similar to others sent to Democratic figures.

Security personnel at Tribeca Productions summoned police at around 5 a.m. on Thursday.

The bomb squad removed the package and took it to a police facility in the Bronx at around 6:30 a.m.

Investigators say it appears to be from the same sender.

These latest discoveries bring the number of total suspicious packages found since Monday up to 10. The packages are targeting prominent Democrats, as well as CNN, all of whom have heavily criticized President Trump.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke out on the bombing threats for the first time Thursday.

“I would be worried indeed about something as dangerous as this,” Mr. Sessions said at the Justice Departments opioid conference. “We condemn the actions that led to these activities in the strongest possible terms and are determined to make sure we get to the bottom of it and justice is done.”

Jeff Mordock and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

• Gabriella Muñoz can be reached at gmunoz@washingtontimes.com.

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