Another suspicious package addressed to CNN intercepted

Hannah Rogers
October 30, 2018

A suspicious package was reportedly mailed to CNN's office in Atlanta and intercepted on October 29, the network stated.

The package "was intercepted at an Atlanta post office", CNN President Jeff Zucker said in a memo to staffers. "There is no immediate danger to the CNN Center".

On Monday, CNN reported that they received yet another "suspicious package" - the third such package in a week.

All mail at all of CNN's domestic bureaus has been screened at off-site facilities since Wednesday, so the package would have not come to the building. "Our screening process is working and we will keep you updated as we learn more", Zucker said.

A suspicious package was found at a post office in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Sanders was speaking with reporters outside the White House just hours after CNN's NY offices were evacuated Wednesday. And, a similar package arrived at the home of Democratic megadonor George Soros earlier this week.

Authorities say Sayoc faces more than 50 years in prison if convicted on all charges related to pipe bombs sent to political figures across the country.

Last week, one of the 13 pipe bombs that were sent to various Democratic public figures ended up at the CNN offices in NY. Another package was addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who does analysis for the network. On Friday, authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc for the mailed explosives and warned at the time that more such devices could already by in the postal system.

Teams from the Atlanta Police and Atlanta Fire Departments blocked off Pryor Street after the package was discovered. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), former Attorney General Eric Holder, actor Robert De Niro, and donors George Soros and Tom Steyer. Sayoc was arrested on Friday and was formally charged on Monday.

The new package bore the same markings and stamps as the others. Sayoc is due in court on Monday in connection with the nationwide bombing campaign against outspoken critics of U.S. President Donald Trump. The package appears to be identical to the ones sent last week to several prominent Democratic leaders.

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