FBI confirms additional suspicious packages sent to Biden, Robert DeNiro

FBI confirms additional suspicious packages sent to Biden, Robert DeNiro
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The FBI said Thursday it was investigating several suspicious packages sent to former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE and actor Robert De Niro, one day after explosive devices were mailed to former President Obama and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP struggles with retirement wave Overnight Energy: Trump to revoke California's tailpipe waiver | Democrats propose bill to revoke Trump endangered species rollback | Trump officials finalize rule allowing fewer inspectors at pork plants Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE, as well as other top Democrats.

Biden was the target of two separate packages, the FBI reported Thursday, while De Niro's office in New York was also targeted with one suspicious parcel. The bureau called the packages "similar in appearance to the others," but declined to immediately explain the contents further.

"The #FBI has confirmed three additional packages, similar in appearance to the others – one in New York addressed to Robert DeNiro, and two in Delaware addressed to former Vice President Joseph Biden," the FBI tweeted Thursday morning, hours after confirming two of the packages had been sent to California congresswoman Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersBipartisan housing finance reform on the road less taken Manufacturing group leads coalition to urge Congress to reauthorize Ex-Im Bank Democrats' impeachment message leads to plenty of head-scratching MORE (D).

Packages containing explosives were intercepted by law enforcement and investigated on Wednesday after they arrived at various locations addressed to top Democrats, including one addressed to former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderEric Holder says Trump is subject to prosecution after leaving office Eric Holder: Democrats 'have to understand' that 'borders mean something' Trump lawyers ask judge to toss out Dems' tax return lawsuit MORE.

The packages reportedly had Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDeborah (Debbie) Wasserman SchultzDemocrats walk tightrope in fight over Trump wall funds Parkland father: Twitter did not suspend users who harassed me using name of daughter's killer Hillicon Valley: Senate Intel releases election security report | GOP blocks votes on election security bills | Gabbard sues Google over alleged censorship | Barr meets state AGs on tech antitrust concerns MORE's (D) contact information listed for the return address. Wasserman Schultz said she is "deeply disturbed" that her name was attached.

It wasn't immediately clear why De Niro was among the prominent figures targeted. The Hollywood actor has been prominent critic of President Trump's, making headlines earlier this year when he condemned the president onstage at the Tony Awards. Other targets of the explosives have also criticized the president and been targets of Trump's criticism.

The FBI has assumed control over the investigation, which includes incidents spanning across the country that occurred over a matter of hours.

"This investigation is of the highest priority for the FBI. We have committed the full strength of the FBI’s resources and, together with our partners on our JTTFs, we will continue to work to identify and arrest whoever is responsible for sending these packages," FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday.