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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

A package containing a suspected explosive device that was sent to the CNN headquarters at the Time Warner Center in New York City on Wednesday was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, a frequent critic of Donald Trump, CNN’s Josh Campbell reports.

TMZ first reported the news. The New York Police Department urged Manhattan residents along W. 58th street to shelter in place following a series of disturbing reports involving suspected explosive devices.

 

In addition to the package sent to CNN, the Secret Service said Wednesday they intercepted “rudimentary” but “functional” explosive devices sent to the homes of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

In August, Trump revoked Brennan’s security clearance. In a statement, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed the former CIA director’s “lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation’s most closely held secrets.”

Elizabeth Preza is the Managing Editor of AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @lizacisms.

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