Suspicious Package Addressed To Former VP Joe Biden Found At Delaware Postal Facility

Posted at 8:19 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 09:23:18-04

NEWCASTLE, Del. (NBC 10)– Federal investigators swarmed a Delaware postal facility Thursday morning after a suspicious package addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden was intercepted, law enforcement officials tell NBC News.

The package is similar to the others found in recent days, officials said.

Investigators could be seen around daybreak at the United States Postal Service facility along Quigley Boulevard in New Castle, Delaware. The bomb squad deployed a robot as they investigated.

Federal authorities had been looking into the possibility of a possible explosive device addressed to Biden. His Delaware residence was swept Wednesday but nothing was found.

The new development in Delaware came as a device was removed from a lower Manhattan property belonging to actor and Trump critic Robert De Niro. Other were mailed to offices and homes of prominent Democrats and public figures, including one sent to CNN offices in New York City.

Packages addressed to Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, billionaire George Soros, ex-Attorney General Eric Holder, former CIA Director John Brennan and Rep. Maxine Waters of California — who was sent two — all appear to have the same characteristics, authorities and law enforcement officials with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC News.

None of the devices detonated and no one was injured, and authorities are examining the crude explosives and staying on the lookout for additional packages.

The search for whoever built the possible explosive devices continues.

The Delaware response came the morning after a suspicious package was foundnear the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, office of Republican State Rep. Tom Murt. A bomb disposal unit was called in and the package was determined to not be explosive.