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 BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBiden tops declared 2020 Dems in New Hampshire poll O’Rourke not ruling out being vice presidential candidate Sanders on Trump insult: Crazy that president 'is a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and a fraud' 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 ObamaObama attends UNC-Duke basketball game Obama, Steph Curry team up to tell young men of color: 'You matter' The Memo: Bernie Sanders’s WH launch sharpens ‘socialist’ question MORE and Bill and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFBI’s top lawyer believed Hillary Clinton should face charges, but was talked out of it Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Democrats more likely Trump's foil, than to foil Trump 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 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.

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 WatersPrivate insurance plays a critical part in home mortgage ecosystem On 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 MORE (D-Calif.) and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderBarack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report Ocasio-Cortez to be first guest on new Desus and Mero show Holder says he will make 2020 decision in coming weeks MORE. The packages reportedly had 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) 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 TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration 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.