New Suspicious Package Sent to CNN

New Suspicious Package Sent to CNN

The latest package was stopped at an Atlanta post office before it reached CNN, according to the news network's president, Jeff Zucker.

Another suspicious package addressed to CNN has been intercepted. This meant there has been no evacuation of CNN Center, where it remains business as usual.

After Sayoc's arrest Friday, authorities warned that more packages might still be circulating through the mail system.

Today's delivery comes as a man accused of mailing bombs to the network and some of US President Donald Trump's leading critics was due to make his first appearance before a federal judge in Miami on Monday.

An initial hearing is set in Florida federal court for Cesar Sayoc, 56, who faces five federal charges.

Zucker said in his note Monday morning, "All mail, at all CNN domestic bureaus, is being screened at off-site facilities", a system that he said was started Wednesday.

The packages sent to CNN's New York City offices last week contained pipe bomb-like devices. Another was delivered to the cable network's NY offices last week, causing an evacuation.

Other intended recipients included ex-vice president Joe Biden, Hollywood actor Robert De Niro, billionaire donor George Soros, former CIA director John Brennan, former intelligence chief James Clapper, ex-attorney general Eric Holder, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, and billionaire investor Tom Steyer.

This means that Friday's package "would NOT have come directly to the TWC, even if it hadn't been intercepted first", Zucker said in a Friday memo.

Authorities haven't said yet whether the package found Monday is linked to the other packages.

Brooklyn-born Sayoc is being prosecuted in NY, so his Florida hearing will likely be brief and process-oriented. Sayoc, a strip club worker who lived out a van, has a lengthy criminal past, including arrests for theft, fraud and threatening to bomb a utility company.

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