Police in the United States have said that potential explosive devices addressed to the residences of former first lady Hillary Clinton and former president Barack Obama have been intercepted.
According to officials, the suspicious packages have semblance with the one left at the home of a billionaire philanthropist, George Soros, on Monday, October 22, Independent reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the US Secret Service intercepted the packages sent to Clinton's residence in Chappaqua after the package containing explosive powder was found at Soro's residence.
The US Secret Service said in a tweet on Wednesday, October 24, that it was working law enforcement partners on the investigation.
See tweet below:
According to a statement by the US Secret Service on Wednesday, October 24, it intercepted two suspicious packages sent to Clinton and former US president, Barrack Obama.
The statement read: “The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such. The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them."
The US Secret Service said it had already “initiated a full scope criminal investigation that will leverage all available federal, state, and local resources to determine the source of the packages and identify those responsible.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously the US security agencies on Monday, October 1, intercepted a suspicious envelope addressed to President Donald Trump. According to the authorities, two other letters addressed to senior security bosses were also intercepted at a mail screening facility.
In a statement, US Secret Service, however, indicated the envelope believed to be containing poisonous substance did not enter the White House.
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