October 24, 2018 / 6:11 PM / 25 days ago

Factbox: Top Democrats, former U.S. officials sent suspicious packages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police on Wednesday intercepted suspected explosive devices sent to current and former U.S. politicians, as well as the CNN news channel, days after a bomb was delivered to prominent Democratic Party donor George Soros.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had previously said at a news conference that he had received a suspicious package but later released a statement clarifying that the parcel contained computer files.

Following are some of the key figures targeted:

FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

A suspicious package sent to Clinton, who opposed U.S. President Donald Trump as the Democratic candidate in the 2016 election, was discovered late on Tuesday during an off-site mail screening, according to the Secret Service. Clinton later said her family was fine.

FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:

The Secret Service uncovered a suspected explosive device sent to Obama’s Kalorama residence in Washington, D.C., early on Wednesday during a screening. Officials said Obama was not at risk.

CNN, FORMER CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN:

New York City Police evacuated the Time Warner Building Wednesday after a suspicious package was found in the CNN mail room. The package was addressed to Brennan, an outspoken Trump critic, who is a periodic contributor to the network.

KAMALA HARRIS, U.S. SENATOR FROM CALIFORNIA:

Democrat Harris’s San Diego office was evacuated after suspicious packages were found near her building, according to her spokeswoman. The packages were not addressed to Harris or her office.

U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN FROM FLORIDA DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ AND FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER:

The building that houses Wasserman Schultz’s Florida office was evacuated after a suspicious package was found, according to media reports. The package had been addressed to Holder but the former Democratic Party national chairwoman was listed on the return address.

U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN FROM CALIFORNIA MAXINE WATERS:

Democrat Waters said that Capitol Police informed her that her Washington office was “the target of a suspicious package that has been referred to the FBI.”

Reporting by Amy Tennery; Editing by James Dalgleish and Rosalba O'Brien

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