Law enforcement looking into potentially suspicious package addressed to Biden: report

Law enforcement looking into potentially suspicious package addressed to Biden: report
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Authorities are trying to track down a package addressed to former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Democratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations MORE because it bears similarities to explosive devices addressed to other prominent Democratic officials on Wednesday, CNN reported. 

The network cited two law enforcement officials who said they’re unsure if the package directed to Biden is connected to those sent earlier to former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTeaching black children to read is an act of social justice Buttigieg draws fresh scrutiny, attacks in sprint to Iowa The shifting impeachment positions of Jonathan Turley MORE and Bill and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonYang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations Top GOP legislator in California leaves party GOP senators request interview with former DNC contractor to probe possible Ukraine ties MORE, among other prominent Democratic figures. A similar package arrived Wednesday morning at CNN's New York City offices addressed to former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanKrystal Ball: Yang's MSNBC boycott shows network has 'officially lost the left' Trump predicts 'historic' conclusions from DOJ's watchdog report on 'spying' Trump bemoans 'double standard' in Stone conviction MORE.

The package was originally sent to Biden’s old address in Delaware, and was returned to the sender. Officials are looking into it because of “possible similarities” to the explosive devices that law enforcement officials intercepted earlier Wednesday, CNN reported. 

Biden’s office did have a comment on the report as of Wednesday night.

The Secret Service referred The Hill's inquiries to the FBI.

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The bureau referred The Hill to its previous statements on the suspicious packages, which do not mention parcels addressed to the former vice president.

The Delaware News Journal reported earlier Wednesday that law enforcement officials swept Biden's home in Greenville, Del., as a precaution in lieu of the explosive devices addressed to other prominent Democrats.

Local police said they did not find a similar parcel, the news outlet reported.

Authorities have also intercepted packages addressed to Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersDemocrats could introduce articles of impeachment next week What are not criteria for impeachment? Fed's top regulator takes heat from both parties MORE (D-Calif.) and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderThe shifting impeachment positions of Jonathan Turley Pelosi refers to Sinclair's Rosen as 'Mr. Republican Talking Points' over whistleblower question Krystal Ball: Billionaires panicking over Sanders candidacy MORE. The packages reportedly had Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDeborah (Debbie) Wasserman SchultzOn The Money: Trump signs short-term spending bill to avoid shutdown | Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019 | California high court strikes down law targeting Trump tax returns Wasserman Schultz makes bid for House Appropriations Committee gavel Overnight Defense: Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators | Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract decision in court | Lawmakers under pressure to pass benefits fix for military families MORE's (D) contact information listed for the return address. Wasserman Schultz said she is "deeply disturbed" that her name was attached.

A similar device was discovered late Monday at the home of billionaire philanthropist and Democratic megadonor George Soros.

None of the devices detonated before they were intercepted by law enforcement.

In response to the threats, Biden called for an end to "division," "hatred" and "ugliness." His comments came prior to a potentially suspicious package being directed toward him.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE has condemned the threats, and urged national unity. The president addressed the suspicious packages at the outset of his rally in Wisconsin on Wednesday night, vowing the perpetrator would be held accountable, while seemingly passing blame onto the media and his critics for the current state of political discourse.

Democrats and Republicans have widely condemned the threats, but have pointed fingers at the other party for hostile rhetoric and behavior.