Police intercept suspicious package addressed to Maxine Waters

A suspicious package addressed to Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersOn The Money: Lawmakers closing in on border deal | Dems build case for Trump tax returns | Trump, Xi won't meet before trade deadline | Waters in talks with Mnuchin for testimony Waters in talks with Mnuchin for testimony on lifting of sanctions on Russian firms Fox's Kilmeade: Why doesn't Trump investigate personal finances of Schiff and Waters? MORE (D-Calif.) was intercepted at a congressional mail facility on Wednesday, a Democratic aide told The Hill.

Capitol Police intercepted the package at a facility in Maryland, according to ABC News, which first reported on the development and subsequent investigation.

Police bomb technicians were deployed to the congressional mail facility, ABC News reported.

Capitol Police did not immediately respond to an inquiry from The Hill.

Waters issued a statement following the incident in which she praised law enforcement for intercepting the package and condemned "any and all acts of violence and terror."

“I have been informed by U.S. Capitol Police that my Washington, DC office was the target of a suspicious package that has been referred to the FBI," Waters wrote in the statement. "I am appreciative of the law enforcement entities who intercepted the package and are investigating this matter. I unequivocally condemn any and all acts of violence and terror.”

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The incident follows the discovery of suspicious packages intended for Bill and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants MORE in New York as well as another to former President Obama in Washington, D.C.

The Secret Service said in a statement Wednesday that it had found “potential explosive devices” in mail directed to both Clinton and Obama’s residences.

The agency said Obama and Clinton "did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.”

Police also responded to a suspicious package mailed to CNN's offices in New York. The package was addressed to former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanOvernight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants Trump: I believe Obama would have gone to war with North Korea Intel agencies' threat assessment matters more than tiff with Trump MORE, who is a contributor to MSNBC.

The Time Warner building in New York City, which houses CNN, was evacuated after the package was discovered.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDeborah (Debbie) Wasserman SchultzFeminine hygiene products to be available to House lawmakers using congressional funds Dems accused of MeToo hypocrisy in Virginia President should use his address to rally Americans to our nation’s real needs MORE’s (D-Fla.) office in Florida also received a suspicious package. The package was addressed to former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderOcasio-Cortez to be first guest on new Desus and Mero show Holder says he will make 2020 decision in coming weeks Holder: If Trump directed Cohen to lie, impeachment proceedings ‘must begin’ MORE, but had her office listed as the return address.

The White House on Wednesday condemned the attempted bombings and pledged “all appropriate actions to protect anyone threatened by these cowards."

“We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures. These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

Waters has been the subject of various GOP rhetorical attacks recently, particularly from President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE, who took to Twitter to criticize her in June. 

“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiNational emergency declaration — a legal fight Trump is likely to win Congress allows Violence Against Women Act to lapse High stakes as Trump, Dems open drug price talks MORE, the Face of the Democrat Party. She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!” he tweeted.

Waters has also received a series of death threats over the past few months, which she responded to in June by saying “if you shoot me you better shoot straight, there’s nothing like a wounded animal.”

— Scott Wong and Mike Lillis contributed reporting. Updated 3:34 p.m.