Secret Service Intercepts Suspicious Devices Mailed to Obama, Hillary Clinton

The U.S. Secret Service has intercepted two suspicious packages addressed to protectees, according to a Secret Service press release.

Late Tuesday, the Secret Service recovered a single package addressed to former first lady Hillary Clinton in Westchester County, N.Y. Early this morning, a second package addressed to the residence of former President Barack Obama was intercepted by Secret Service personnel in Washington, D.C.

The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such. Both packages were intercepted prior to being delivered to their intended location. The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.

The Secret Service has initiated a full scope criminal investigation that will leverage all available federal, state, and local resources to determine the source of the packages and identify those responsible.

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