The U.S. Department of the Treasury and local law enforcement officials have launched investigations after federal agents got possession of suspicious packages near the home of Bill and Hillary Clinton and later near the residence belonging to Barack and Michelle Obama.
The U.S. Secret Service told the media that it intercepted the packages addressed to Barack and Michelle Obama early Wednesday morning.
Bill Clinton was the 42nd president of the United States, and Barack Obama was he 44th commander-in-chief. Both were Democrats who each served eight years in the White House.
“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such,” Secret Service officials told CNN.
WPIX television station was one of the first outlets to report that investigators with the FBI, Secret Service and New Castle, Delaware, police department discovered the package around 1 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, near the Clintons’ home in Chappaqua, New York, about 30 miles north of New York City. They have listed that place as their permanent address since Clinton left office in 2001.
The feds have not yet indicated if the Clintons and Obamas were home at the time the explosive devices were discovered.
Stay tuned to further developments.