A suspicious package addressed to CNN was intercepted in Atlanta Monday morning, the news network announced.
CNN President Jeff Zucker said in a statement that the package was intercepted at an Atlanta post office near the CNN Center.
Zucker noted that all mail is currently being screened off-site, so the offices were not in imminent danger.
Another suspicious package addressed to CNN has been intercepted. This time in Atlanta. All mail is being screened off site. Note from Jeff: pic.twitter.com/I6TXSkoluQ— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) October 29, 2018
An explosive device was mailed to CNN's New York offices last week on the same day that a number of others were sent to prominent Democrats, including former President Obama and Bill and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNo Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way The dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat MORE, and other prominent figures whom President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll We must do more to protect American Jews 6 in 10 say they would back someone other than Biden in 2024: Fox News poll MORE frequently criticizes.
Two packages were addressed to CNN's New York headquarters, one to former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanOvernight Defense & National Security — US, Israeli defense chiefs discuss Iran US ends combat mission against ISIS in Iraq, but troops remain This Thanksgiving, skip the political food fights and talk UFOs instead MORE and another to James ClapperJames Robert ClapperUS intelligence community 'struggled' to brief Trump in 2016, CIA review shows An unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Hillicon Valley — Justice Department takes on Uber MORE, the former national director of intelligence.
Both have been critical of President Trump.
Authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc Jr. last week, charging him with sending the mail bombs.
Law enforcement officials also seized a van belong to Sayoc that was covered in political stickers appearing to be pro-Trump. One of the stickers featured the slogan “CNN Sucks.”
Trump condemned the mail bombs and denounced political violence, but has continued to levy harsh criticism against the media and CNN in particular in the wake of the bombs.
Just hours before CNN announced the suspicious package in Atlanta, Trump tweeted that the “Fake News” is the “true Enemy of the People” and blamed the media for causing “great anger” in the country.
Updated at 10:46 a.m.