Pipe bomb count reaches 10 as hunt for suspect intensifies

The Clinton's family home. Credit PA

The Clinton's family home. Credit PA

A suspicious package discovered on Wednesday at the Time Warner Center, where the CNN TV channel NY headquarters are located, was addressed to Former CIA Director John Brennan, CNN reported.

An envelope containing white powder was reportedly also found with the device, according to NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill.

More packages were found at a congressional mail facility in Maryland addressed to congresswoman Maxine Waters, as well as one near the office of Schultz which was originally sent to former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, according to reports.

A police bomb squad removed the package addressed to Brennan on Wednesday from CNN's NY office, which was evacuated.

The TV channel reports that the intercepted packages are similar to the ones intercepted earlier by the US Secret Service, mailed to former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former US President Barack Obama.

President Donald Trump condemned the series of attempted attacks on high-profile Democrats and others, declaring Wednesday that "acts or threats of political violence have no place in the United States".

"We're all behaving very well, and hopefully we can keep it that way", he insisted.

Trump certainly wasn't tame as he addressed thousands at an airport hangar on Wednesday while law enforcement officials nationwide scrambled to find those responsible for a series of attempting bombings targeting current and former Democratic officials and CNN.

At the news conference, Cuomo disclosed that a device was sent to his Manhattan office and that it was being handled.

"We must never allow political violence to take root in America and I'm committed to doing everything in my power as president to stop it and stop it now".

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The official says it has similar markings and characteristics as the packages containing bombs sent to other prominent Democrats. The FBI late Wednesday confirmed that two additional packages, similar in appearance to the others, were addressed to Waters.

The bombs seized Wednesday, each with a small battery, were about six inches long and packed with powder and broken glass, said a law enforcement official who viewed X-ray images and spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

The latest discovery means police have now found nine suspected bombs in California, Florida, New York and elsewhere.

When Trump was campaigning for president in 2016, the New York-born actor slammed the Republican candidate as "blatantly stupid", "totally nuts" and an "idiot". The bomb squad was investigating the package discovered at Wasserman Schultz's office, a local police spokesman said. "Clean up your act.try to act Presidential".

It is unclear where exactly the package addressed to Clinton was sent.

"Suffice it to say, it appears an individual or individuals sent out multiple, similar packages", said John Miller, the New York Police Department's head of intelligence and counter-terrorism. Hours earlier Trump had complained via tweet that "this "bomb" stuff" was taking attention away from the upcoming election and that critics were wrongly blaming him.

'It does remain possible that further packages have been or could be mailed, ' William Sweeney, assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, told an afternoon news conference in NY.

"I'm trying to be nice", he grinned at one point. It was compact, perhaps about the length of a wooden spoon, and contained wires and a black pipe, officials said. The bombs were all shipped in the same envelope with the same stamps and same labels. Pipe bombs continue to fill the mailboxes of a growing number of prominent people who have in common their criticism of President Trump and his policies.

Another law enforcement source told CNN authorities were investigating a suspicious package intercepted in Burlingame, California, that was addressed to billionaire Tom Steyer, an outspoken Trump critic.

Police said today that they have intercepted a suspicious package addressed to former U.S. vice president Joe Biden.

The Secret Service said both packages "were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such". Some were discovered in mail processing facilities.

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