Potential explosive devices to Obamas, Clintons stopped


Potential explosive devices addressed to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were detected and intercepted by the US Secret Service, which has opened a criminal investigation into the incidents.
“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such,” the Secret Service said in an emailed statement on Wednesday. “The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.”
There were reports of other potentially dangerous packages as well. CNN said it evacuated its New York City bureau, citing a report of a suspicious device.
One device was addressed to Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, who lives with former President Bill Clinton in Chappaqua, a suburb about 40 miles north of New York City. The other was addressed to former President Obama in Washington. “We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

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