A Bomb Was Sent to Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Grill
- Author: Kyle Peterson Oct 26, 2018,
Oct 26, 2018, 1:55
NY police are investigating a suspicious package addressed to the actor De Niro and sent to his Tribeca property Thursday morning.
Thus far, the packages have been sent to people who have spoken out against Trump.
"We are responding to reports of a suspicious package in the vicinity of Greenwich and Franklin streets in Tribeca, Manhattan", said an NYPD statement on October 25. In an email to Grub, Nieporent says that "police handled it well" and that the restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner today.
The facility handles mail that is incoming and outgoing from South Florida.
CNN's NY bureau in midtown Manhattan was also reportedly sent a package.
According to police, the device appears to be a similar device to the ones sent to top Democrats including former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, as well as her husband, former President Bill Clinton. It was addressed to Robert De Niro and is similar packaging to the others.
The tweet Thursday by former Central Intelligence Agency head John Brennan came shortly after Trump tweeted that much of the anger in society is caused by the "purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media".
"A package containing a pipe bomb was sent to Brennan but addressed to CNN's NY office". The official said the devices were made from plastic pipe and covered with black tape.
The parcel intended for Holder ended up rerouted to the return address printed on all the packages - the Florida office of US Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who formerly chaired the Democratic National Committee.
Also Thursday, a suspicious package addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden was found in DE, law enforcement officials said.
President Trump addressed the suspicious packages, many of which were found throughout the day on October 24, during his speech at a campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin.
In addition to its appearance, the package also had the same return address as the others: that of Democratic Rep.
They also believe there is some connection between Wednesday's packages and a pipe bomb left in the mailbox of billionaire liberal donor George Soros on Monday.
A law enforcement source said a similar package addressed to Biden was intercepted at a DE mail facility, reigniting fear yesterday's bomb scare drama was not an isolated event.
On Thursday, without directly referencing the explosive devices, President Trump again blamed the media for the "anger" in society. "First, I wanna say, Fuck Trump", De Niro said.
Mr Trump and other Republicans have likened Democrats to an "angry mob", citing protests at the confirmation hearing of US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He recently endorsed the body-slamming of a reporter, routinely denounces the press as "fake news" and has leveled toxic remarks in the past against the pipe bomb targets. The package, considered suspicious because of its similarities to the others, was misaddressed and returned to the sender; US Postal inspectors are working to locate the package.