More suspicious packages targeting Democrats, supporters found in NY, DE
A suspicious package was found early Thursday morning at the Tribeca Films office of actor, producer and director Robert De Niro, in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City, NBC News reported. The package was similar to ones mailed to CNN, former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and others earlier in the week.
Police descended on the site early Thursday, shutting down streets and evacuating the area, WNBC reporter Katherine Creag tweeted.
The package had similar labels, stamps and addresses as those discovered addressed to other locations on Wednesday, according to NY1.
A video from a chef who worked in the area shows emergency officials at the scene.
“Bomb threat ... all over the place. So we leaving work,” she says.
The address of 375 Greenwich St. is the location of De Niro’s Tribeca Enterprises, which produces the Tribeca Film Festival. It is also home to the Tribeca Grill restaurant, CNN reported. Police were called to the building shortly before 5 a..m., the network reported.
The bomb was “removed” from the location, NPR reported.
“Don’t let the terrorists win,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, according to the site. “There’s no reason to be afraid.”
Suspicious packages addressed to Obama, former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters were found Wednesday, while another forced CNN to evacuate one of its bureaus in New York, McClatchy previously reported.
A bomb was also discovered in the mail of billionaire donor, philanthropist and political activist George Soros on Monday.