The White House condemned suspected bomb placements Wednesday at the homes of former President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton.
“We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
The Secret Service confirmed Wednesday that suspicious packages addressed to Former First Lady Hillary Clinton to her home in New York and the residence of Former President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C.
“Both packages were intercepted prior to being delivered to their intended location,” the Secret Service said in a statement. “The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.”
CNN reported that a suspicious package with a device addressed to the White House was intercepted on Wednesday at Joint Base Bolling in Washington, DC.
UPDATE 11:05 a.m.: A person familiar with the reported suspicious package addressed to the White House told Reuters that there was no such package. “Reports of a third intercepted package addressed to the WH are incorrect,” the Secret Service noted on Twitter.
CLARIFICATION: At this time the Secret Service has intercepted TWO suspicious packages – one in NY and one in D.C. Reports of a third intercepted package addressed to the WH are incorrect. We refer media to our statement: https://t.co/lJdTn04KmI
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) October 24, 2018
CNN’s Jake Tapper also deleted a tweet about CNN’s report of a suspicious package sent to the White House.
I’ve deleted the tweet about a suspicious package sent to the WH — @evanperez says law enforcement confusion led to that inaccurate report. Packages for WH and the Obamas are screened at the same place. So to clarify: law enforcement says no suspicious package sent to WH.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 24, 2018