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Police officers stand in front of property owned by Hillary and Bill Clinton in Chappaqua N.Y. Wednesday Oct. 24 2018. A U.S. official says a

Package Containing 'Device' Found Addressed To The White House

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At a Wisconsin rally hours after news broke of the bomb threat, Trump's supporters chanted "lock her up", a long-running slogan favored by the president's Republican base.

The package addressed to the White House was intercepted at Joint Base Bolling, a USA military facility.The source of the packages is not yet known, nor is a link proven.

A spokesperson with the NYPD told Variety that the bomb squad was called to the scene, as a precautionary measure, to look into a pair of unattended packages that were left at the mall. The person said the device was screened at the facility - not in proximity to their residence - and never reached the Clintons' home.

John Miller, the New York City Police Department's deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism, used the example of the response to the bomb that targeted Soros on Monday.

The FBI said an additional package was intended for former Attorney General Eric Holder, but that one ended up at a Florida office of Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose return address was on it.

A second package, addressed to Obama, was found early on Wednesday in Washington DC.

The White House said it condemned the "attempted violent attacks".

"We have to come together, and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America". "This egregious conduct is abhorrent".

But he said the media has a responsibility "to stop the endless hostility and constant negative and oftentimes false attacks and stories". The common thread among them was obvious: critical words for Donald Trump and frequent, harsher criticism in return.

At a rally in Montana last week, Trump praised Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter, saying that "any guy that can do a body slam. he was my guy".

"The president is certainly not responsible for sending suspicious packages to someone no more than Bernie Sanders was responsible for a supporter of his shooting up a Republican baseball field practice a year ago", she said, referring to the shooting that badly injured Rep. Steve Scalise and others. "Reports of a third intercepted package addressed to the WH are incorrect".

The devices have all been sent to an Federal Bureau of Investigation lab in Virginia to be studied. Officials provided no details on a possible suspect or motive.

The packages addressed to Biden were intercepted at DE mail facilities in New Castle and Wilmington, according to a law enforcement official who, like others, wasn't authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Police intercepted suspected bombs mailed to former U.S. President Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and other high-profile Democrats, in what NY officials described on Wednesday as an act of terrorism. It is known that the package was addressed to the former Director of the CIA, John Brennan.

The pipe bombs were packed with powder and shards of glass.

"Unfortunately, I think Donald Trump, too often, has helped to incite some of these feelings of anger, if not violence, when he points to acts of violence or also talks about swinging at somebody from the press, the media", Brennan said.

Overhead TV shots showed a truck carrying that device being driven away.

Police intercepted what appeared to be a live explosive device and an envelope containing white powder at the Time Warner Center, where the CNN newsroom in NY is based, Police Commissioner James O'Neill told the news conference. The official wasn't authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The package was returned to the Democratic congresswoman because her office was the return label on the package, two law enforcement sources said.

The U.S. Postal Service has inspectors who are trained to recognize suspicious mail and operate X-ray machines as part of its screening process, officials said.

A package addressed to Harris found Friday at a Sacramento mail facility was the 13th device officials said they had linked to Sayoc.

"There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media", said CNN president Jeff Zucker earlier.

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