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Sources: Suspicious Package Sent To Robert De Niro’s NYC Restaurant

Posted at 6:46 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 08:21:22-04

NEW YORK CITY (News 4)– A suspicious package and device similar to others sent to top Democrats this week was sent to a Greenwich Street building that houses offices Tribeca Films and Tribeca Grill that Robert De Niro owns, law enforcement and sources tell News 4.

The device was received sometime early Thursday, according to the sources familiar with the investigation. The NYPD said there is no need for an evacuation as the building was unoccupied at the time.

It comes after two more pipe bombs were discovered in packages and they were addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters of California, which had brrought the total of explosive devices mailed to several high-profile critics of President Donald Trump and the New York City offices of CNN to seven. The one sent to De Niro’s house, if linked, would be the eighth.

Packages addressed to Hillary Clinton, former President Obama, billionaire George Soros, ex-Attorney General Eric Holder, former CIA director John Brennan and Waters all appear to have the same characteristics, authorities and law enforcement officials with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC News.