Update: From the NYPD: The earlier suspicious package at Governor Cuomo’s office in midtown has been cleared by NYPD personnel. It was unrelated and there was no device of any kind
Suspicious packages have been mailed to high profile political figures in New York and Washington. They include the Clintons, the Obamas, former C-I-A Director John Brennan, and former Attorney General Eric Holder. Democratic financier George Soros received an explosive device in the mail Tuesday. In a news conference today, Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed he too was targeted.
Statement from NY GOP Chairman Ed Cox:
Political violence has no place in American society and we condemn the attempted attacks against U.S. and state officials and CNN. As Americans and New Yorkers, we must join together to urge civility and respect. We are grateful to the brave men and women of the U.S. Secret Service, FBI, NYPD, and local law enforcement who acted swiftly to ensure safety. The cowards behind these attacks must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”