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The U.S. Secret Service said Wednesday that “potential explosive devices” were sent to former President Barack Obama and ex-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
A law enforcement official told The New York Times that the “explosive device” sent to the Clintons’ home in Chappaqua, New York, was found by a technician who screens mail for the former president and his family.
Lieutenant James Carroll told CNBC that the New Castle Police Department has assisted the FBI and U.S. Secret Service in investigating the package, which was discovered early Wednesday morning.
The New York branch of the FBI did not immediately respond to CNBC’s phone calls. The Secret Service did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for information.
The Times reported that the device was similar to one found at the home of George Soros, a politically active billionaire and pariah to many on the right, on Monday.