Alert in the US for sending bomb packages to Obama, Clinton and CNN, in an act described as “terrorist”

Alert in the US for sending bomb packages to Obama, Clinton and CNN, in an act described as “terrorist”

The United States was on alert Wednesday for sending a series of homemade bombs to various buildings in several cities in the country that activated the emergency protocols. The headquarters of CNN in Manhattan and several offices of public office were evacuated by the authorities when these potentially dangerous shipments were found. So far no one has been injured by acts that have already been described as terrorism by the authorities.

The most notorious incident happened in New York , where the evacuation of the Time Warner building in Manhattan, where the New York headquarters of the CNN television network is located, was ordered for an explosive device that was described as a “terrorist act”, although the authorities ruled out other “specific threats” in the city.

However, the governor of the state of New York, Andrew Cuomo, said at a joint press conference with the mayor of the city, Bill de Blasio, that, given the “pattern” of the incidents that occurred in the last few hours, “I would be surprised if more devices appear”.

“What we have seen is an effort to terrorize, an act of terror that seeks to undermine the free press and the country’s leaders through acts of violence, but New York City is not going to feel intimidated,” he said. Blasio.

New York Police Chief James O’Neill explained that the package found in the Time Warner building, where the New York headquarters of the CNN television network is located, contained an apparent “live explosive device” and an envelope with “white powder”, and that both are being investigated.

Democrats, Clinton and Obama

The offices of Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida, and that of the Senator, also a Democrat, Kamala Harris, in California, were also evicted for sending suspicious packages. The offices of Harris are in a building that is also the seat of the San Diego Union Tribune , also evacuated.

Other packages were sent to the Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters, to the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, and to the ex-attorney general during the Administration of Barack Obama , Eric Holder, although in this last case the address was wrong.

But the shipment had begun between Tuesday night and the early hours of Wednesday, targeting big Democratic figures. The Secret Service intercepted mail envelopes with explosives aimed at the office of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and that of former President Barack Obama. And on Monday another device was found in the home of billionaire George Soros .

These incidents are added to that of October 2, when a suspect envelope was intercepted and addressed to US President Donald Trump . In addition, a package containing ricin was found in the vicinity of the Pentagon.

Almost everyone affected by the suspicious packages on Wednesday, which contained “homemade bombs,” are Democratic figures or, in the case of CNN, a media that often criticizes Trump’s policies.

Both the president, and Clinton and Cuomo, made in their messages during the day a call to overcome rivalries and political tension and advocate for a united nation. And is that the political environment is very tense (“overheated,” described the governor of New York) for the campaigns for the legislative next November 6, the midterm elections of Trump’s term.

Condemnation of Trump

Trump condemned what he considered “atrocious” attempts to attack prominent Democratic figures and urged the country to “unite” to reject the “acts or threats of political violence.”

“We are extremely angry, upset, unhappy about what happened this morning, and we will get to the bottom of this,” the US president said at the start of a White House speech on the opiate addiction crisis in the United States.

“We have to unite, we have to unite and send the clear, clear, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States,” he said.

Trump did not explicitly mention Obama, Clinton or any of the other targets and spoke in general of the attempts to attack “exalted government officials” and figures in positions of power. He confirmed that there is ongoing “a high profile federal investigation.”

Clinton, on the other hand, said that the country is experiencing a “worrying” time, of “deep divisions”. We live “a time of deep divisions and we have to do everything we can to unite our country,” he said at an election in Miami to support the Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives, Donna Shalala.

So we tell you live everything that happened during the day of alert in the United States.

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