Suspicious package intercepted at Atlanta post office

30 October, 2018, 07:15 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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CNN President Jeff Zucker in a statement says that since Wednesday all mail addressed to any CNN domestic bureau is being screen at off-site facilities.

Zucker said that there was no imminent danger to the CNN Center, which serves as its headquarters.

Investigators said they linked him to the packages through fingerprint and DNA evidence.

The network said the "package looks similar in appearance to the wave of pipe bombs that were mailed last week to prominent Democrats around the country, including two that were addressed to CNN's NY bureau". He added later "our screening process is working and we will keep you updated as we learn more".

The Atlanta Police Department said officers responded to the call about the package at 9:38 a.m. Another was delivered to the cable network's NY offices last week, causing an evacuation.


Agents were investigating Monday afternoon to determine if the person who sent the most recent package was the same man, 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, believed to be responsible for the others, according to a federal law enforcement official.

The FBI said a suspicious package found Monday morning at the postal facility just south of downtown Atlanta was addressed to CNN and was "similar in appearance" to other packages sent to prominent Democrats and other critics of President Donald Trump.

After Sayoc's arrest Friday, authorities warned that more packages might still be circulating through the mail system.

Suspicious packages matching these three were also sent to former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, billionaire and liberal donor George Soros, billionaire and liberal donor Tom Steyer, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. It was addressed to Time Warner Center. He's expected to make his first court appearance on Monday.

He faces five federal charges after being arrested Friday in Florida.

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