US: 2 more bombs sent to former VP Biden, actor Robert De Niro
Authorities found packages that appeared to contain pipe bombs addressed to former vice president Joe Biden and the actor Robert De Niro, officials said Thursday, setting off a new wave of alarm amid a sprawling investigation into pipe bombs mailed to the homes and businesses of various high-profile Democrats on Wednesday.
X-rays showed that the package recovered in Manhattan addressed to DeNiro, who has been critical of US President Donald Trump, contained a device like those sent to prominent Democrats and CNN, investigators said.
A law enforcement source said a similar package addressed to Biden was intercepted at a Delaware mail facility. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
None of the bombs have detonated and no one was hurt as authorities in New York, Washington, D.C., Florida and California seized the suspicious packages.
The FBI said Wednesday evening it had identified seven suspicious packages addressed to prominent Democratic figures over the last three days containing “potentially destructive devices.” The packages discovered Thursday would make it nine.
CNN’s Jim Acosta has shared images of a pipe bomb mailed to the network’s New York studio. Twitter users have zoomed in the image and said they appear to show an ISIS flag.