Oct 29, 2018

CNN receives another suspicious package

CNN headquarters in Atlanta. Photo: John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images

A suspicious package addressed to CNN's worldwide headquarters in Atlanta was intercepted at a nearby post office Monday morning, CNN President Jeff Zucker said in a memo.

The big picture: Two mail bombs addressed to CNN's New York offices were found last week — along with other devices addressed to prominent critics of President Trump — prompting the network to set up off-site mail screening. According to CNN's Javi Morgado, the package received Monday is similar in appearance to those sent by 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, who was arrested on Friday and is due in court today. Authorities have not yet commented on whether the incidents are connected.

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