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Suspicious Packages Also Found at Offices of Wasserman Schultz

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By    |   Wednesday, 24 October 2018 01:59 PM

A suspicious package has been found at the office of Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Sunrise, Florida, police told the Miami Herald on Wednesday.

The office of Wasserman Schultz, who is the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman, was evacuated and secured, and a bomb squad was sent to the site.

The incident comes on the same day that other suspicious packages were found at the homes of former President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, as well as the offices of CNN headquarters in New York.

The suspicious package sent to Wasserman Schultz's office was intended for former Attorney General Eric Holder but had the incorrect address, CNN reported.

The package was returned to the Democratic congresswoman because that was the return label on the package, the law enforcement sources told CNN, adding that it was the same return address for the packages sent to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

A source said that the suspicious package sent a few days ago to prominent Democratic donor George Soros also had the return address of Wasserman Schultz, but that one was believed to have been put in a mailbox rather than mailed, according to another law enforcement source.

Wednesday afternoon, the Aventura (Florida) Police Department said on Twitter it had discovered a device addressed to Wasserman Schultz at the city's Government Center.

"In an abundance of caution, we are having a package that was addressed to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz checked by @MiamiDadePD and @MiamiDadeFire. Will advise further as we find out more," the department wrote.

Late Wednesday afternoon, Wasserman Schultz released a statement about the bombs in which she thanked the FBI and the law enforcement community for their help.

"We will not be intimidated by this attempted act of violence. This appalling attack on our democracy must be vigorously prosecuted, and I am deeply disturbed by the way my name was used," she said, referencing the fact that her name and Florida office was listed as the return address on the mail bombs that were discovered.

"Today, my staff and I will hug each other and our loved ones tightly, and tomorrow get back to work serving the people I was elected to represent."

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