Another suspicious package found at CNN's Atlanta office

WION Web Team
New York, NY, USA Published: Oct 29, 2018, 08.59 PM(IST)

Time Warner Center evacuated Photograph:( Reuters )

CNN president Jeff Zucker said today that another suspicious package was found and intercepted at the Atlanta office in the US today.

"All mail at all CNN domestic bureaus being screened," Zucker said, adding that all mails were being screened at an off-site facility since last Wednesday so it wouldn't have come to the CNN centre directly.

The Time Warner Center in New York, where CNN's New York headquarters is located, was evacuated last Wednesday after a suspicious package was found.


Meanwhile, Cesar Sayoc, 56, who was arrested last Friday on suspicion of mailing home-made bombs to prominent Democrats including ex-president Obama and Hillary Clinton was due to appear in court on Monday.

US authorities had seized a vehicle belonging to Sayoc which was reportedly plastered with pro-Trump stickers. However, FBI had warned that other packages may still be in transit.

Sayoc was charged with five felony counts, including interstate transportation and illegal mailing of explosives, threatening a former president, making threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officers.

If convicted, Sayoc could be sentenced up to 48 years in prison.

The fourteenth package was found on Friday at a post office outside San Francisco addressed to another wealthy contributor to the Democratic Party and liberal causes, Tom Steyer, another package had turned up at near billionaire Democratic donor George Soros home in Katonah, New York.

Sayoc who openly broadcast his views on social media had several arrests against his name for domestic violence, theft and once reportedly threatened to blow up a company.

On Friday, packages turned up at US Senator Democrat Cory Booker of New Jersey, ex-US director of national intelligence James Clapper and US Senator Democrat Kamala Harris of California.

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