Published: Tue, October 30, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

CNN Receives Another Suspicious Package As Trump Attacks the Press

CNN Receives Another Suspicious Package As Trump Attacks the Press

Zucker said in his note Monday morning, "All mail, at all CNN domestic bureaus, is being screened at off-site facilities", a system that he said was started Wednesday.

According to CBS News, the package that was intercepted in Atlanta was similar to 14 others that were sent to high-profile newsmakers and CNN's NY bureau since October 23. Another package was addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who does analysis for the network.

This comes three days after a man was arrested for sending parcel bombs to several critics of US President Donald Trump.

Authorities say Sayoc faces more than 50 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

It is unclear who is behind the second device.

After Sayoc's arrest Friday, authorities warned that more packages might still be circulating through the mail system.

The FBI has confirmed that the package recovered at the Atlanta facility was addressed to CNN.

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On Monday morning, before the latest package to CNN was discovered, Trump wrote on Twitter that media organizations were to blame for division in the United States. This meant there has been no evacuation of CNN Center, where it remains business as usual.

The Atlanta police responded to a call from the city's postal facility at 9:38 a.m. Monday, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation was taking a lead in investigating the incident. The post office was evacuated and surrounding streets in downtown Atlanta were shut down.

CNN's president today revealed another suspicious package had been sent to the network, this time to its Atlanta HQ.

The FBI did not identify to whom the package was addressed. One of those bombs was mailed to CNN offices in NY.

The charges include interstate transportation and illegal mailing of explosives, threatening a former president, making threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officers.

Brooklyn-born Sayoc is being prosecuted in NY, so his Florida hearing will likely be brief and process-oriented.

Investigators said they linked him to the packages through fingerprint and DNA evidence.

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