Postal employees intercept two suspicious packages addressed to Biden

One was found in New Castle, Del., the other in Wilmington.

Tim Jimenez
October 25, 2018 - 6:22 am
A suspicious package was addressed to Joe Biden in Wilmington, Del.

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UPDATED: 11:45 a.m.

NEW CASTLE, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — The FBI says two suspicious packages addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden, were intercepted in Delaware.

The FBI and several other law enforcement agencies focused their attention on two postal facilities in New Castle County: one, a post office on Lancaster Avenue in Wilmington; the other, a distribution center in the city of New Castle.

In each, law enforcement officials say postal employees found a suspicious package addressed to Biden. Officials say inside each manila envelope was a device that’s similar to the items sent to other leading Democrats and intercepted on Wednesday by law enforcement officials.

Authorities say neither made their way to Biden’s home in Delaware, where FBI agents were investigating on Wednesday.

Biden has not commented with any specifics about any of the devices, but he did tweet, "This country has to come together. This division, this hatred, this ugliness has to end."

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Another suspicious package was investigated in Hatboro, Pa., on Wednesday night outside of Republican Pennsylvania State Rep. Tom Murt's office. Officials say it turned out to have been a duffle bag, and they gave the "all clear."

Law enforcement officials also say it is possible that other suspicious packages are still out there somewhere, so they ask for people to be vigilant. FBI officials urge anyone who should happen to come across any similar packages to call 911.