Suspicious package sent to CNN headquarters intercepted at mailing facility

Suspicious package sent to CNN headquarters intercepted at mailing facility

Suspicious package sent to CNN headquarters intercepted at mailing facility

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The package "was intercepted at an Atlanta post office", CNN President Jeff Zucker said in a memo to staffers. This meant there has been no evacuation of CNN Center, where it remains business as usual.

CNN's president today revealed another suspicious package had been sent to the network, this time to its Atlanta HQ.

Authorities said the packages discovered last week contained "a live explosive device".

The Atlanta Police Department said officers responded to the call about the package at 9:38 a.m. The FBI says DNA evidence from at least two of the packages also points to him as the suspect.


President Jeff Zucker said the package was similar in appearance to those mailed to the network last week in New York City. Sayoc is due in court on Monday in connection with the nationwide bombing campaign against outspoken critics of U.S. President Donald Trump.

The Time Warner Center, where CNN's NY operation is located, was evacuated on Wednesday after a suspicious package turned up there. CNN said it's having all its mail screened off-site.

Agents were investigating Monday afternoon to determine if the person who sent the most recent package was the same man, 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, believed to be responsible for the others, according to a federal law enforcement official. He is being prosecuted in NY, so his Florida hearing will likely be brief and process-oriented.

It wasn't immediately clear if the incident was tied to other parcels containing pipe bombs that were mailed to CNN's NY office and prominent Democrats last week, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation said the package looked similar. The main issue will be whether he waives extradition to NY and whether he seeks release on bail.

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