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Reports: Suspicious packages sent to Biden, De Niro

Suspicious package sent to VP Joe Biden. (CNN Newspath)

Authorities launched two new investigations into suspicious packages being sent to high-profile public figures.

CBS News reports federal authorities are now investigating two suspicious packages that someone sent to former Vice President Joe Biden.

CBS News said at least one of the packages, found at a facility in New Castle, Delaware, is consistent with the others from earlier this week.

Police are also investigating a suspicious package addressed to actor Robert De Niro in New York's Tribeca neighborhood.

According to CBS New York, police found the suspicious package just before 5 a.m. in a building housing the TriBeCa grill, a restaurant co-owned by De Niro.


The bomb squad has since removed the device. A truck hauled it away amid a heavy police escort.

NN reports the package in Tribeca has similar markings to the suspicious packages sent to leaders around the country earlier this week. Those leaders including former President Obama, former First Lady Hillary Clinton, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and GOP Congressman Tom Murt.


The package was found on the 7th floor of a building, CNN reported. The address was 375 Greenwich Street, which is the same address for the Tribeca Film Center and De Niro's restaurant. The return address listed Rep. Wasserman Schultz.

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