Suspicious Package Addressed To CNN Headquarters Halted From Delivery
A suspicious package sent to CNN was halted at an Atlanta post office early Monday (Oct 29), The New York Daily News reports.
It’s speculated that the package could possibly be the 14th explosive device sent by madman Cesar Sayoc. The 56-year-old was arrested last week in connection with sending out a slew of explosives to prominent Democratic figures like former President Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, CNN, Maxine Waters, Eric Holder, Cory Booker, Robert De Niro and more.
In total, Sayoc is suspected of sending 13 packages. He’s a Trump supporter from South Florida who has a criminal record since 1991 for making terroristic threats and attempting to distribute illegal steroids.
"These are not hoax devices"
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 26, 2018
Reportedly, Atlanta authorities rushed to the central city post office on Pryor St. just before 10 a.m. Soon after, the FBI ordered its bomb squad to the post office after U.S. postal inspectors reported the package might contain possible explosives that appear to be made by Sayoc.
If confirmed as an explosive, the package marks the third sent to CNN. In spite of this being an act of terrorism, what’s more alarming is how President Trump responded to the initial reports last week.
“A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News,” he tweeted. “It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!”