Developing: Suspicious Packages Sent to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
The Secret Service said today suspicious packages were sent to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
The packages contained “potential explosive devices.”
Police were pictured outside the gated home of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
#SecretService talks with local police outside driveway of Hillary Clinton’s house #Chappaqua Two SUVs left here minutes ago. #SecretService found 1 suspicious package last night at Clinton home; 2nd package found today at Pres. #Obama’s home in DC #BREAKING #NBC4NY pic.twitter.com/pKr9uKsiuq
— Katherine Creag (@katcreag4NY) October 24, 2018
The U.S. Secret Service said Wednesday that “potential explosive devices” were addressed to former President Barack Obama and ex-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The New York Times described the package, addressed to Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, New York, as an “explosive device,” citing a law enforcement official. Clinton lives at the Westchester County residence with her husband, former president Bill Clinton.
Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in a tweet that “nothing” sent to Clinton “got to any home.”
The Secret Service said in a statement that the package addressed to Obama was intercepted by agency personnel in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning.
“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such,” Assistant Special Agent Mason Brayman said in the statement. “The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.”
Secret service statement issued on explosive devices sent to the homes of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama: pic.twitter.com/hQylpWFafN
— Mieke Eoyang (@MiekeEoyang) October 24, 2018