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Explosive Devices Had Odd Return Address

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's name factors in
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2018 11:56 AM CDT
Updated Oct 24, 2018 2:17 PM CDT
Officers watch over the scene outside the Time Warner Center on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in New York. Law enforcement officials say a suspicious package that prompted an evacuation of CNN's offices is...   (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

(Newser) – First George Soros, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and CNN's NYC headquarters, now Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Maxine Waters. A Democratic aide confirmed to BuzzFeed that a suspicious package intercepted at a Capitol Hill sorting facility was addressed to Waters. The Miami Herald reports Broward County, Florida, police have confirmed a suspicious package arrived at the former Democratic National Committee chair's Sunrise office and is being investigated. But there's a twist:

  • The Washington Post reports the devices sent to Clinton, Soros, and Obama were contained in manila envelopes and featured typed addresses. The law enforcement official it spoke with said the return address bore the name of "a known public official" who was not thought to be involved.
  • In a twist, NBC News spoke with three law enforcement officials who say the return address was Schultz's. Sources who spoke to CNN and the New York Times also said some of the packages had Schultz's name and address on the return label.
  • Now CNN reports the package that arrived at Schultz's office was actually addressed to Eric Holder but featured an incorrect address. As such, it was returned to sender—and the listed sender was Schultz.

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