Police intercept suspicious package addressed to Maxine Waters

A suspicious package addressed to Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersPowell, Mnuchin stress limits of current emergency lending programs Pelosi: House will stay in session until agreement is reached on coronavirus relief Omar invokes father's death from coronavirus in reaction to Woodward book 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 ClintonBloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida Hillicon Valley: Productivity, fatigue, cybersecurity emerge as top concerns amid pandemic | Facebook critics launch alternative oversight board | Google to temporarily bar election ads after polls close Trump pledges to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, designate KKK a terrorist group in pitch to Black voters 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 BrennanJournalism or partisanship? The media's mistakes of 2016 continue in 2020 Comey on Clinton tweet: 'I regret only being involved in the 2016 election' Ex-CIA Director Brennan questioned for 8 hours in Durham review of Russia probe 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 SchultzFlorida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum Five things to watch at the Democratic National Convention Michelle Obama wishes Barack a happy birthday: 'My favorite guy' MORE’s (D-Fla.) office in Florida also received a suspicious package. The package was addressed to former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden on Trump: 'He'll leave' l GOP laywers brush off Trump's election remarks l Obama's endorsements Obama endorses Warnock in crowded Georgia Senate race The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's rally risk | Biden ramps up legal team | Biden hits Trump over climate policy 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 TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE, who took to Twitter to criticize her in June. 

“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocratic senator to party: 'A little message discipline wouldn't kill us' Overnight Health Care: New wave of COVID-19 cases builds in US | Florida to lift all coronavirus restrictions on restaurants, bars | Trump stirs questions with 0 drug coupon plan Overnight Defense: Appeals court revives House lawsuit against military funding for border wall | Dems push for limits on transferring military gear to police | Lawmakers ask for IG probe into Pentagon's use of COVID-19 funds 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.