Suspicious Package Bound For CNN Intercepted In Atlanta, CNN Reports

Larry Hoffman
October 30, 2018

CNN broke the news of the latest package Monday, saying in a statement that "another suspicious package" addressed to the news organization at a post office in Atlanta.

According to CBS News, the package that was intercepted in Atlanta was similar to 14 others that were sent to high-profile newsmakers and CNN's NY bureau since October 23.

Friday, police arrested Cesar Sayoc Jr.in Florida, who is due in court Monday.

Authorities said the packages discovered last week contained "a live explosive device" and were addressed to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens.

The Time Warner Center in NY, where CNN's NY operation is located, was evacuated on Wednesday after a suspicious package turned up there. Since then, the network has instituted additional mail security.

"All mail, at all CNN domestic bureaus, is being screened at off-site facilities as of last Wednesday", he explained. He's accused of targetting prominent Democrats and critics of the President Donald Trump.

The new package will be transported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation laboratory in Quantico for analysis. The first had been addressed to former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan and arrived on Wednesday.

Zucker announced that there is no imminent danger to the CNN Center.

Law enforcement officials respond to a suspicious package at a U.S. Post Office facility at 52nd Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan, October 26, 2018 in New York City.

He says all mail to CNN has been screened offsite since last week, when a series of package bombs began appearing around the country. He's facing charges for five federal crimes, including the illegal mailing of explosives. He's expected to make his first court appearance on Monday.

Turchie added that investigators were fortunate Sayoc had previously been arrested and, therefore, had fingerprints in the system. He is being prosecuted in NY, so his Florida hearing will likely be brief and process-oriented. He could face up to 48 years in prison, according to the Department of Justice.

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