Image sourced from FBI's official Twitter
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US suspicious packages: Authorities continue to search post offices

ANI | Updated: Oct 27, 2018 01:59 IST

New York [USA], Oct 27 (ANI): The law enforcement authorities on Friday continued to search post offices after 11 potential explosive devices were mailed to eminent Democrats.
The authorities also warned the public that the packages could still be at large, USA Today reported. "This has to be taken with the most seriousness," New York City Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill was quoted by USA Today as saying. "We are treating them as suspected explosive devices," the Commissioner added.
The New York Police Department on Friday morning (local time) even closed intersection to traffic and pedestrians in Manhattan because of the possible explosive package found at the post office.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed it was an eleventh package, "similar in appearance to the others," and had been addressed to Sen. Cory Booker, a Democratic from New Jersey.
According to USA Today, none of the suspected packages have injured anyone.
Officials were searching a mail distribution center in Florida on Thursday night for possible clues on where the packages originated. A scare at Time Warner Center in New York caused more panic, after reports of unattended packages.
The US Secret Service on Wednesday tweeted that it had intercepted two suspicious packages addressed to the residences of former US President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton.
The Secret Service released a statement which mentioned, "Late on October 23, 2018, the Secret Service recovered a single package addressed to Former First Lady Hillary Clinton in Westchester County, New York. Early this morning, October 24, 2018, a second package addressed to the residence of Former President Barack Obama was intercepted by Secret Service personnel in Washington, DC." (ANI)