Two additional pipe bombs, one to former VP Joe Biden and the other to Robert De Niro have been found. The latest in a wave of similar devices sent to several prominent Democrats.
According to The New York Times,
“A law enforcement official said the envelope and printed address labels on the package sent to Mr. De Niro were similar to those on explosives sent to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others, and an X-ray showed it contained a similar device resembling a pipe bomb.
‘This appears to be from the same sender,’ the official said.
The United States Postal Service records images of mail that comes into its system. Officials searched those images overnight and found several other suspicious packages, a law enforcement official said. It was not immediately clear how many they discovered.
Security personnel at Mr. De Niro’s company, TriBeCa Productions, discovered the package about 5 a.m. and called the New York Police Department, whose bomb squad responded, officials briefed on the matter said. It was removed about 6:30 a.m. and taken to the Police Department’s range in the Bronx for disposal.”
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said on CNN on Thursday morning,
“We certainly don’t know whether they are here or elsewhere in the country. There is somebody by definition who is a serial bomber, yes, and a terrorist.”
De Niro, like the other recipients of packages, has been an outspoken critic of Trump. During the Tony Awards ceremony in June, he gave a speech in which he attacked the president and a video of his comments was widely shared on social media.
At a nighttime rally in Wisconsin last night, Trump took a more pointed tone, criticizing the news media and Democrats even as he asked Americans to
“come together in peace and harmony.”
He blamed the media on Twitter for the
“anger we see today in our society.”
I agreee. His OWN Twitter account.
(Chart, NY Times; via The New York Times)