Suspect arrested after explosive devices sent to Trump critics and CNN
A US Secret Service spokesperson says there are only two packages intercepted by Secret Service -– the one addressed to Clinton at NY screening facility and the one addressed to Obama at a screening facility in the Washington area.
CNN was initially told there was a package addressed to the White House that was being examined at the offsite processing facility that handles White House mail.
Patrons of the hotels and businesses that line 58th Street outside Time Warner Center in New York are allowed to leave the area, but they will not be allowed back in at this time.
One hotel tells CNN that they have not been told a time in which their patrons will be allowed back in, as the NYPD is still assessing the situation.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement:
CNN's Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto were live on air the moment Time Warner's fire alarm went off directing all employees to evacuate the building, after a suspected explosive device was found in the mailroom downstairs.
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The device sent to Time Warner Center was constructed with a pipe and wires, according to an NYPD source. Law enforcement authorities are treating the device as a real explosive.
The device was discovered in the mailroom of Time Warner Center.
Brian Stelter reports:
CNN has learned another suspicious package with a device addressed to the White House was intercepted at Joint Base Bolling in Washington, DC.
According to a law enforcement official, the device was similar to one sent to Soros' home, and similar to ones sent to homes of Clintons and Obamas.
The devices appear to be rudimentary but functional.
The White House-addressed device also contained projectiles.
CNN's Jim Sciutto shared an image of the scene outside the Time Warner Center in New York. NYPD is responding to a suspicious device discovered in Time Warner Center, where CNN is based.
CNN's Kate Bolduan reported the police are clearing the area around the building, slowly pushing observers back from the doors.