By Kennedy Calise
On October 22, 2018, A weird package was sent to George Soros, a billionaire philanthropist. The device he was sent was a pipe bomb with black powder to his home in Manhattan. The billionaire’s caretaker reported that they found a strange envelope as they were coming to the home. He did not get home when the bomb was found and he is not injured. On October 23, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton were also sent a similar device to her home; the U.S Secret Service intercepted the package before it arrived.
On October 24, 2018, the U.S Secret Service found another bomb that has been addressed to be sent to the residence of former president Barack Obama. According to abcnews.go.com, The Secret Service, referring to the packages sent to the Obamas and Clintons, said they “were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriate handles as such. The protectees did not receive the devices nor were they at risk of receiving them.”
Those weren’t the only packages sent. Including CNN, John Brannan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Former Attorney Holder Eric Holder, Maxine Waters, Robert De Niro, Former president Joe Biden, New Jersey senator Cory Booker, Former director of national intelligence James Clapper, and Senator of California Kamala Harris.
The FBI found the bomber with evidence of a fingerprint on an envelope which led up to a man named Cesar Sayoc who is a former pizza deliveryman and strip club worker. He was charged for sending 14 bombs including Tom Steyer. Sayoc has had a history of arrests including illegal drug possession and theft. The bomber was caught in Florida at an auto parts store in plantation and is also charged 48 years in prison.