Arrest Made in Mail Bomb Investigation

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FRIDAY 10/26/2018 10:13 a.m.

A 56-year-old man is in custody in the investigation of bombs sent to prominent Democrats and critics of President Trump.

Below is a raw stream of the first images that came in of the scene in Florida. You will want to mute your speakers as the audio is static tones.

The Department of Justice confirmed that one person was in custody.

CBS News says DNA evidence led to the arrest.

CBS News is broadcasting live online updates from the scene here:

WEDNESDAY 10/24/2018 12:32 p.m.

Authorities responded to a series of suspicious packages addressed to the homes of two former presidents, the offices of CNN and a former chair of the Democratic National Committee, Wednesday.

At least two of the packages contained crude explosive devices, and a massive police response shut down one of the busiest areas of midtown Manhattan for hours.

The crude but functional low-ordnance explosive devices found in at least two of the packages consisted of a pipe, wires and black powder, a law enforcement official told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton.

The Sunrise, Florida, offices of Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz were also evacuated over a suspicious package.


WEDNESDAY 10/24/2018 10:05 a.m.

Early this morning Secret Service intercepted a suspicious packages addressed to former President Barack Obama’s home in Washington and Hillary Clinton’s residence in Westchester County, New York. 

In a routine mail screening, the Secret Service say they immediately identified it as potential explosive devices.

A law enforcement source tells CBS News the device addressed to the Clinton home resembled a pipe bomb, similar to an explosive device sent to the home of billionaire financier George Soros that was discovered on Monday. The source said the package addressed to the Clinton home was sent through the U.S. Postal Service. 

There are also reports of a suspicious package that was sent to the Time Warner Building in New York, CNN’s New York headquarters. Employees were evacuated from the building. 


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