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 BidenWarren unveils plan to cancel student loan debt, create universal free college Moulton enters 2020 White House race The Hill's Morning Report - Is impeachment back on the table? 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 ObamaJuan Williams: Buttigieg already making history Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Trump hits Romney for Mueller criticism MORE and Bill and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIt is wrong to say 'no collusion' 10 factors making Russia election interference the most enduring scandal of the Obama era And the winner of the Robert Mueller Sweepstakes is — Vladimir Putin 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 Brennan10 factors making Russia election interference the most enduring scandal of the Obama era Ten post-Mueller questions that could turn the tables on Russia collusion investigators Overnight Defense: House votes to end US support for Yemen war | Vote expected to force Trump's second veto of presidency | More Russian troops may head to Venezuela | First 'Space Force' hearing set for next week 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 WatersDems digging into Trump finances post-Mueller Michael Steele: A missed opportunity at holding banks accountable On The Money: House Dem says marijuana banking bill will get vote in spring | Buttigieg joins striking Stop & Shop workers | US home construction slips in March | Uber gets B investment for self-driving cars MORE (D-Calif.) and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderDems plot next move in Trump tax-return battle Former Bush assistant: Mueller report makes Obama look 'just plain bad' Holder: Any 'competent' prosecutor could win obstruction case against Trump MORE. The packages reportedly had Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDeborah (Debbie) Wasserman SchultzWasserman Schultz: 'We need a President, not a comic book villain' Lawmakers join musical stars to celebrate Grammys on the Hill Dem lawmakers will attempt tour of detention facility they say turned them away 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 calls Sri Lankan prime minister following church bombings Ex-Trump lawyer: Mueller knew Trump had to call investigation a 'witch hunt' for 'political reasons' The biggest challenge from the Mueller Report depends on the vigilance of everyone 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.