A suspicious package was reportedly found near the Chappaqua, New York, home of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, New York’s ABC 7 is reporting.
The New Castle Police Department and the FBI are now investigating — but they believe the delivery may be a hoax.
The package was discovered sometime after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning; so far, officials say the package is not an improvised explosive device (IED).
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Also on Wednesday, the Secret Service said in a statement that a package addressed to former President Barack Obama was intercepted by that agency’s personnel in Washington, D.C., where the Obamas make their home, said CNBC.
“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.”
Earlier this week, an explosive device was also found in the mailbox of billionaire George Soros, also a Westchester County, New York, resident and a frequent funder of liberal initiatives and campaigns.
“Investigators say a worker collected the mail and started walking back to the house,” reported ABC 7, but then thought the envelope “looked suspicious” and dropped it in the woods before calling police.
Soros was not at home at the time of the discovery.
The bomb squad safely detonated the device, which a law enforcement source told ABC News was a pipe bomb loaded with “black powder.”
These types of frightening threats know no party lines, clearly.
Eric Trump, one of the sons of President Donald Trump, suggested late last summer that he and his family experienced some frightening threats made against them as well.
“I’ve been threatened,” Eric Trump said on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program “Hannity” back in August. “We’ve all had white powder show up at our house … There’s no moral outrage [from the media] about that,” he said.
The president’s son said the media fail to call out the threats and insults toward him and his family.
An increase in public harassment of Republican lawmakers has also caused deep concern for their physical safety.
A small group of angry diners confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at a restaurant this past Friday night, but they were met with calls from other customers to leave the Kentucky Republican alone.
Video obtained by TMZ showed at least one diner berating McConnell on issues such as Social Security at the Louisville restaurant.
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The video starts with the man yelling at McConnell and arguing with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, McConnell’s wife. The outlet reported that four men first confronted McConnell.
“Oh yeah, why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave our entire country,” the protester told the couple.
As Chao argued with the protester, McConnell appeared nonplussed and sipped on a drink. But other diners began yelling at the protester, telling him to “leave him alone” and making shooing gestures.
“They’re going to come for Social Security,” he told the other diners, before appearing to be approached by staff.
See more in the video below.