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Hillary: 'As an American, I'm Worried'

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Hillary Clinton (AP)

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 12:47 PM

Hillary Clinton told an audience in Florida "as a person I'm great, as an American I'm worried," after being targeted by one of the suspected explosives Wednesday.

The former Democratic presidential candidate who ran against Donald Trump in 2016 said she is "fine" thanks to the Secret Service's interception of the package but raised concerns about the political atmosphere.

"It is a troubling time, isn't it?" Clinton said. "And it's a time of deep divisions and we have to do everything we can to bring our country together."

What Has Happened Thus Far

  • Devices addressed to former President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., and Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York, were discovered by the U.S. Secret Service, the agency said Wednesday.
  • "The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such," the Secret Service said in an emailed statement Wednesday. "The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them."
  • The Secret Service and the FBI launched a broad investigation that included federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
  • Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton, said in a tweet "nothing got to any home."
  • CNN evacuated its New York bureau in the middle of a broadcast Wednesday morning. Anchors later began broadcasting from a street outside their office.
  • "We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
  • The incidents followed an earlier discovery when police Monday "proactively detonated" a pipe bomb found at a residence in New York's suburbs owned by Soros, the billionaire philanthropist and Democratic donor.

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After being targeted by one of the suspected explosives Wednesday, Hillary Clinton told an audience in Florida "as a person I'm great, as an American I'm worried."
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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 12:47 PM
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