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Another suspicious package addressed to CNN intercepted in Atlanta

Oct 29, 2018, 8:04 AM | Updated: 8:42 am
This image obtained Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, and provided by ABC News shows a package addressed to...

This image obtained Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, and provided by ABC News shows a package addressed to former CIA head John Brennan and an explosive device that was sent to CNN's New York office. The mail-bomb scare widened Thursday as law enforcement officials seized more suspicious packages. (ABC News via AP)

(ABC News via AP)

Another suspicious package that was addressed to CNN has been intercepted at a post office facility in Atlanta, the news organization’s President Jeff Zucker announced in a Twitter post on Monday.

Zucker said that there was no imminent danger to the CNN Center, which serves as its headquarters.

All mail at all of CNN’s domestic bureaus has been screened at off-site facilities since Wednesday, so the package would have not come to the building.

“Our screening process is working and we will keep you updated as we learn more,” he added.

According to CBS News, the package that was intercepted in Atlanta was similar to 14 others that were sent to high-profile newsmakers and CNN’s New York bureau since Oct. 23. All the intended recipients are Democrats or open critics of President Donald Trump.

The package came on the same day that Trump escalated his attacks on the news media following a week of election-season violence, arguing that “fraudulent” reporting was contributing to anger in the country and declaring that the press was the “true Enemy of the People.”

Trump tweeted: “There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news.” He added that the media “must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly.”

Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old Aventura, Florida, resident, was arrested on Friday in connection to the packages. He is the only suspect tied to the case.

Sayoc faced five federal crimes and could serve half a decade in prison. He was expected to be formally charged on Monday.

Some of the lawmakers who were addressed suspicious packages included former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

The packages contained explosive devices, but none of them detonated and no one was injured.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Another suspicious package addressed to CNN intercepted in Atlanta