Former Vice President Joe Biden was sent two suspicious packages that were found Thursday, making him the ninth target in a string of potentially explosive devices that have been sent to prominent Democrats.
Federal authorities confirmed a suspicious package was found at a postal facility in New Castle, Del., that was addressed to Biden.
“Federal authorities confirm another suspicious package was sent to former Vice President Joe Biden,” CBS reported. “The package, which is consistent with the other ones sent to Democrats and CNN offices, was found at a facility in New Castle, Delaware."
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Federal authorities confirm another suspicious package was sent to former Vice President Joe Biden, @edokeefe reports. The package, which is consistent with the other ones sent to Democrats and CNN offices, was found at a facility in New Castle, Delaware. https://t.co/e2hhbMxlJc pic.twitter.com/8z05HOnrYn— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 25, 2018
The package, which is consistent with the other eight that were sent to other Democrats this week, was place din a containment unit and is being transported by law enforcement to a facility where the contents can be examined.
A spokesperson for the FBI said that law enforcement are also responding Thursday morning to a postal facility in Wilmington, Del.
“FBI Special Agents and local law enforcement are responding this morning to a United States Postal facility in Wilmington, Delaware to conduct law enforcement activity,” the spokesperson told the Washington Examiner. “No further details will be released at this time concerning the nature of the investigation."
“Second package addressed to Joe Biden found at Delaware postal facility, similar to those containing bombs,” a source told the Associated Press.
BREAKING: AP source: Second package addressed to Joe Biden found at Delaware postal facility, similar to those containing bombs.— The Associated Press (@AP) October 25, 2018
Wednesday night, reports emerged that law enforcement officials were seeking out a package addressed to Biden because it had similarities to the other suspicious packages containing “potentially explosive devices” sent this week.
None of the bombs have detonated so far, and there have been no injuries or deaths as a result of the packages.
These packages also targeted former President Barack Obama at his home in Washington, D.C.; Bill and Hillary Clinton; Reps. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.; Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.; former Attorney General Eric Holder, and former CIA Director John Brennan. Brennan's package was sent via CNN, which prompted CNN to evacuate its New York office on Wednesday.
Just before the Biden packages was reported, a suspicious package was found addressed to actor Robert De Niro, a vocal Trump critic.