Another suspicious package addressed to the CNN office in Atlanta was intercepted at a post office Monday morning, again arriving at the facility without postmarks.
“A U.S. Post Office at 400 Pryor Street SW was evacuated shortly after calls came to local police at 9:30 a.m., officials said,” according to one report. “The bomb squads of both the FBI and Atlanta police rushed to the scene, which is about 1.2 miles from CNN headquarters in Atlanta, according to federal officials.”
Friday, Cesar Sayoc Jr. was arrested in Florida and charged with sending over a dozen hoax pipe bombs which were not rigged to explode to prominent Democrats, including the CNN office in New York.
The crucially important fact is that the package delivered to CNN in New York had no postmarks, meaning that it had to be hand-delivered.
A photo posted by CNN producer Bijan Hosseini to Twitter shows a package similar to the one that turned up at CNN’s New York office. It too, has no postmarks.
Photograph of the suspicious package sent to CNN in Atlanta. It is the third suspicious package sent to CNN. It is similar in appearance to ones authorities say were sent by Cesar Sayoc. pic.twitter.com/b87G3mBfGU
— Bijan Hosseini (@BijanCNN) October 29, 2018
The FBI has not yet commented on whether this suspicious package is Sayoc’s work, a leftover from his alleged mailing spree. The lack of postmarking casts doubt on that theory, as the package could not have been hand-delivered by Sayoc, who is in police custody.
There is the possibility that the new package is the work of a copycat.
“This morning, another suspicious packaged addressed to CNN was intercepted at an Atlanta post office. There is no imminent danger to the CNN Center. All mail, at all CNN domestic bureaus, is being screened at off-site facilities,” said CNN chief Jeff Zucker.
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