Pipe bomb investigation broadens as more packages intercepted

This package addressed to former CIA head John Brennan and sent to CNN’s New York office contained a bomb. (ABC News via AP)

The investigation into pipe bombs sent to prominent figures, all critics of President Trump, expanded to 10 suspicious packages on Thursday, after the discovery of devices addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and another mailed to actor Robert De Niro.

Like the packages addressed to former President Barack Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and other prominent Democrats, the latest packages were intercepted before reaching their apparent targets, and did not detonate.

Nobody has been injured by the devices.

The discoveries have prompted a nationwide search for those responsible.

The investigation is intense in South Florida, because some of the packages were mailed from there. It was not immediately clear whether the devices were designed to detonate, or simply scare people.

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