Another Suspicious Package to CNN Brings Count to 15

FBI, police were alerted at 9:30am
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2018 2:47 PM CDT
Another Suspicious Package to CNN, This Time in Atlanta
Law enforcement officials gather outside a U.S. post office facility after reports that a suspicious package was found in Atlanta, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. The FBI said authorities recovered the suspicious package that was address to the cable network CNN.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)

(Newser) – CNN was the intended recipient of a third suspicious package, this one intercepted in Atlanta on Monday morning. The FBI and Atlanta police were called to a post office some 1.2 miles from CNN headquarters around 9:30am. The FBI confirmed what they recovered is "similar in appearance to" ones addressed to John Brennan and James Clapper, both sent in care of CNN. This one was addressed to CNN specifically, with the address being CNN Center in Atlanta.

A source tells NBC News it's possible suspect Cesar Sayoc sent the package Thursday; he was arrested Friday. The AP reports all of CNN's mail has been screened offsite since the pipe bombs began emerging. Sayoc is scheduled to appear Monday in federal court in Miami. The number of packages believed to have been sent by Sayoc now stands at 15, reports CNN. (Michael Moore has released a clip of Sayoc at a rally.)

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