Bombs found at homes of Hillary Clinton and Obama in New York and Washington

Officials have said that the devices appeared to be similar to the one found a the home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros last week


                            Bombs found at homes of Hillary Clinton and Obama in New York and Washington

An explosive has reportedly been discovered at the homes of former President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in New York on Wednesday, according to police. Officials have said that the devices appeared to be similar to the one found at the home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros last week.

Former President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on September 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Midterm election day is November 6. (Getty Images)
Former President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on September 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Midterm election day is November 6. (Getty Images)

The Secret Service is reportedly investigating the explosives sent to the Democratic leaders' houses, which have raised new concerns about domestic terrorists in a country which has been politically polarized. 

The Secret Service, in a statement, said that the packages were identified as "potential explosive devices and appropriately handled as such," according to The Hill

Reports state that a suspicious package was spotted at Clinton's residence in Chappaqua, New York on Wednesday morning, just two days after a similar package containing explosive powder was found at Soros' home.

Hillary and Bill Clinton arrive to the New Yorker Hotel where she was to address supporters on November 9, 2016 in New York City (Getty Images)
Hillary and Bill Clinton arrive to the New Yorker Hotel where she was to address supporters on November 9, 2016 in New York City (Getty Images)

The package was discovered after a technician who screens mail for the office of Hillary Clinton discovered the explosive at around 1 am. This is the third explosive device mailed to Democratic figures this week. Reports state that the package was addressed to Hillary Clinton.

While the explosive device sent to Soros was discovered at around 3pm on Monday, outside his suburban New York compound, Officials said that the device looked like a pipe bomb and was sent inside a package in the mailbox, according to the New York Times.  Both the houses are reportedly located in Westchester County. 

No immediate details have been provided on the details of the package yet. 

More details on the incident are awaited.