President Trump addressed the nation Wednesday afternoon just hours after a series of “explosive devices” were sent to political leaders and prompted the evacuation of CNN’s New York offices; saying all Americans have to “come together” and “unify.”
.@realDonaldTrump on packages: "The safety of the American people is my highest and absolute priority … As we speak the packages are being inspected and a major federal investigation is now under way." pic.twitter.com/XTz2dmvW4t
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 24, 2018
“The safety of the American people is my highest and absolute priority. I have just concluded a briefing with the FBI, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and the US Secret Service,” said the President.
“As we speak, the packages are being inspected by top explosive experts and a major federal investigation is now underway,” he added. “We will spare no resources or expense in this effort. I just want to tell you in these times we have to unify, we have to come together.”
DEVELOPING: ‘Suspicious Packages’ Sent to Obamas, Clintons, CNN Evacuated
The Secret Service “intercepted” two “potential explosive devices” sent to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday, as another “suspicious package” prompted the evacuation of CNN’s New York offices.
The flurry of dangerous devices comes as local police report an additional package was sent to Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
“ALERT!!! We are working an investigation of a suspicious package near Sawgrass Corporate Parkway. Please stay out of the area of NW 8th St and NW 136th Ave. We will provide further updates when available,” tweeted the Sunrise Police Department.
ALERT!!! We are working an investigation of a suspicious package near Sawgrass Corporate Parkway. Please stay out of the area of NW 8th St and NW 136th Ave. We will provide further updates when available.
— Sunrise Police FL (@SunrisePoliceFL) October 24, 2018
“We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures. These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. The United States Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies are investigating and will take all appropriate actions to protect anyone threatened by these cowards,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
This is a developing story.
BOMBER’S CONFESSION: Austin MADMAN Left Behind 25 MINUTE Confession Tape
The 23-year old suspect behind the deadly string of bombings that terrorized central Texas for weeks left behind a 25-minute confession tape; detailing his plans and bomb techniques before ultimately killing himself as law enforcement closed in.
Mark Anthony Conditt recorded the audio message on his phone; confessing to creating seven devices that killed two people and injured five more over the course of four weeks.
“Officers located the recording, in which Conditt, 23, described creating seven devices, including one he blew up during the conflict with police, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference,” writes Fox News. “The recording was made on a phone, which was found in the suspect’s possession following the confrontation.”
According to local law enforcement, Conditt never mentioned “anything about terrorism” nor did he discuss his motives behind the deadly bombings.
Despite having accounted for all seven devices, the FBI is urging Austin residents to “remain vigilant” should they encounter unexpected deliveries or suspicious packages.