The Secret Service said they intercepted a suspicious packages, which were treated as potential explosive devices, sent to former President Obama’s Washington D.C. home, and Bill and Hillary Clinton’s home in New York earlier this week.
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) October 24, 2018
The White House condemns the actions in a statement.
SARAH SANDERS: We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures. These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) October 24, 2018
During a live taping Wednesday, CNN’s anchors Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow went to a commercial break early due to a fire alarm going off in its New York offices.
CNN is reporting the New York offices were evacuated due to a suspicious package.
BREAKING: CNN says its offices in New York have been evacuated because of a suspicious package.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 24, 2018
UPDATE: An earlier version of this story included reporting from CNN that a pipe bomb sent to the White House had been intercepted. Secret Service issued a statement late Wednesday morning that CNN’s reports were incorrect.
CLARIFICATION: At this time the Secret Service has intercepted TWO suspicious packages – one in NY and one in D.C. Reports of a third intercepted package addressed to the WH are incorrect. We refer media to our statement: https://t.co/lJdTn04KmI
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) October 24, 2018