NYC offices of CNN evacuated over package

"Nothing made it to their home", Mr Bill Clinton's spokesman said in an e-mail.

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Some leading Democrats were quick to accuse Trump himself of stoking the potential for political violence by frequently engaging in hyper-partisan, vitriolic rhetoric.

Mr Clinton was at the family's Chappaqua home at the time the package was intercepted at a Westchester County facility.

The official wasn't authorised to publicly discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Bombs were also sent to various political and media targets such as CNN's base in Times Warner Center in Columbus Circle.

The president and his aides routinely criticise CNN over its coverage, and he calls the network an example of fake news. United States president Donald Trump was briefed on potential explosives situation with Clinton and Obama. "It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description".

Hours earlier, he took a softer tone at a rally in Wisconsin Wednesday night.

"Let's get along", he said.

"They're gonna be reporting about you tonight", Trump told the crowd in North Carolina.

A law enforcement official says the pipe bombs that were sent to several prominent Democrats and CNN were packed with powder and shards of glass.

The discovery of the packages came after a small bomb was found earlier this week at the home of billionaire liberal donor George Soros in the New York City suburb of Katonah, about 15km from the Clintons' home.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the 11 packages all have a similar appearance and contained "potentially destructive devices".

He said, acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the US.

"This egregious conduct is abhorrent to everything we hold dear and sacred as Americans", he added.

"Republicans all over the country, we're hot", Trump said in Charlotte.

As of publishing, the Obamas have not put out a statement on the bombs addressed to them.

The FBI also said it was responding to a report of a suspicious package at a Florida office of Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz.

The count jumped again on Friday, with suspicious packages addressed to Sen.

An explosive device has been found in a mail sent to the Clintons.

"So far the devices have been what appeared to be pipe bombs", John Miller, the NY police deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism, told a news conference. It said "these terrorising acts are despicable".

The official said the White House is taking the situation "extremely seriously". Officials are trying to determine if the sender or senders was trying to sow fear or actually cause physical destruction. There is no information to suggest she sent the packages. The package was returned to the Democratic congresswoman because her office was the return label on the package, two law enforcement sources said.

Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary, condemned the incidents in a tweet.

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