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 BidenPresidents and 'presidents' Biden to blast Trump's church photo op in Philadelphia speech Rudy Giuliani calls on Cuomo to remove Bill de Blasio 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 ObamaOn The Trail: Trump didn't create these crises, but he's making them worse Canada's Trudeau responds to Trump: Russia not welcome in G-7 George Floyd's death ramps up the pressure on Biden for a black VP MORE and Bill and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSessions accepts 'Fox News Sunday' invitation to debate, Tuberville declines The Memo: Trump lags in polls as crises press Biden savors Trump's latest attacks 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 BrennanThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump tweets as tensions escalate across US Trump asserts his power over Republicans Comey, Rice, Clapper among GOP senator's targets for subpoenas amid Obama-era probe 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 WatersMcCarthy yanks endorsement of California candidate over social media posts Top bank regulator announces abrupt resignation GOP pulls support from California House candidate over 'unacceptable' social media posts MORE (D-Calif.) and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderGOP group launches redistricting site Legal challenges to stay-at-home orders gain momentum Census delay threatens to roil redistricting MORE. The packages reportedly had Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDeborah (Debbie) Wasserman SchultzOvernight Defense: Trump extends deployment of National Guard troops to aid with coronavirus response | Pentagon considers reducing quarantine to 10 days | Lawmakers push for removal of Nazi headstones from VA cemeteries VA secretary stops short of agreeing to remove Nazi headstones Lawmakers call on VA to remove swastikas from headstones in veterans cemeteries 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 TrumpSessions accepts 'Fox News Sunday' invitation to debate, Tuberville declines Priest among those police cleared from St. John's Church patio for Trump visit Trump criticizes CNN on split-screen audio of Rose Garden address, protesters clashing with police 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.