Also, CNN's New York office at the Time Warner Center was evacuated after discovering a packet of explosive devices addressed to former CIA director John Brennan, city and local law enforcement officials said.
The developments, which developed rapidly and continued until the afternoon, provoked fear and confusion, prompting questions about their motives. The recipients of the packages are all prominent targets of right-wing criticism and, in many cases, of President Donald Trump himself.
"This is clearly an act of terror trying to undermine our free press and the leaders of this country by acts of violence", New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference in the afternoon.
Trump says no resources are spared
Trump vowed on Wednesday afternoon that "the full weight of our government will be deployed to conduct this investigation."
"We will spare no resources or expense in this effort," Trump said at the beginning of his remarks on an Opioid Bill signing the White House. He said he has just completed a meeting with the FBI, the Ministry of Justice, the Homeland Security Department and the intelligence service.
"This outrageous behavior is abhorrent to anything we love and obey as Americans," Trump said, adding, "We are very upset, upset, unhappy with what we saw this morning, and we will
Devices Appear to Be Constructed
Bryan Paamann, a special agent of the FBI, who is responsible for the anti-terrorist department in New York, said The devices appeared to be pipe bombs. A law enforcement officer told CNN that the initial examination of all devices shows that they are similar in structure. At least one of the devices appeared to contain projectiles including broken glass. The devices are rudimentary, but functional.
A Suspicious Package Sent to the Democratic Republic Office in Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz was scheduled for former Attorney General Eric Holder, but had the wrong address, saying two law enforcement sources said. It was sent back to the Democratic congressman because this was the return label on the package, the sources said, adding that it was the same return address for the packages sent to Obama and Clinton.
There is no information that indicates that they are the packages. The bomb squad inspected the package found in Wasserman Schultz's office, a local police spokesman said. It was not immediately clear if the package contained a device similar to the one found throughout the country.
The Soros package also had the sender address of Wasserman Schultz, a former party leader, a law enforcement source, and a nationwide source of information. The investigation said Wednesday. It is assumed that the Soros packet was placed in a mailbox instead of being sent, a separate source of prosecution said.
Neither Obama nor Clinton received or threatened to receive the parcels sent to them, the Secret Service said. They were detected as potential explosives in "routine post-screening" and handled appropriately, "the agency said in a statement.
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