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
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.
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.
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.