Another Suspicious Package Addressed to CNN Intercepted in Atlanta

Oct 31, 2018, 01:00
Another Suspicious Package Addressed to CNN Intercepted in Atlanta

An FBI spokesman in Atlanta said the agency was responding to a report received from USA postal inspectors of a suspicious package at 400 Pryor St.in Atlanta - a mail facility.

Moore's face was on Sayoc's van with a bullseye target over it. Moore said Traverse City Police searched his home to see if the suspected pipe bomber had sent him anything.

The fifteenth envelope - a third mailing destined for CNN headquarters in Atlanta after two earlier packages were sent to the station's NY offices - was intercepted Monday afternoon at a postal facility.

The official said authorities had recovered soldering equipment, a printer, and stamps after arresting Sayoc. Authorities believe Sayoc was putting explosives together in his van.

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The official wasn't authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press.

CNN President Jeff Zucker sent a memo to staffers in which he assured them that "t$3 here is no imminent danger to the CNN Center".

Packages were addressed to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Sen. The 15th such package, it may have been the last sent by Mr Sayoc before he was arrested in Florida last week.

Sayoc, shackled at the wrists and ankles and wearing a tan jail jumpsuit, said little at the hearing but at one point tearing up.

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In court, a handcuffed Cesar Sayoc was soft-spoken and even appeared to become emotional at times.

Outside the court, defense attorney Jamie Benjamin called the charges "flimsy" and accused the government of trying Sayoc in the media, forcing judgment before the case has gone to court.

Authorities haven't said yet whether the package found Monday is linked to the other packages.

Balsamo reported from Washington.

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CNN was first to report the additional package Monday, saying the latest mailer addressed to the news organization was discovered at a post office in Atlanta. But earlier in the day, CNN President Jeff Zucker announced that a suspicious package addressed to the cable television network was intercepted Monday at an Atlanta post office. Aaronson said he did not know what made Sayoc seem emotional but noted he is facing decades in prison if convicted. Sayoc was arrested Friday in Florida after investigators said they identified him through fingerprint and DNA evidence.

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