Suspicious packages target top Democrats, CNN, actor Robert De Niro as political tensions mount
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WPIX - "Thursday morning... Trump took a harsher tone and blamed the 'mainstream media' and 'fake news.'"

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (WPIX) -- Pipe bombs packed with shards of glass were intercepted en route to several prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, in an unnerving wave that deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm elections.

None of the seven bombs detonated and nobody was hurt as authorities in New York, Washington, D.C., Florida and California seized the suspicious packages.

More suspicious packages were found Thursday morning. Sources confirm to PIX11 that it was addressed to actor Robert De Niro in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood.

Later Thursday morning, sources confirmed a suspicious package similar to those containing bombs was intercepted in Delaware.

One of the explosives was sent to CNN, which prompted the evacuation of the Time Warner Center in Manhattan where the news outlet has its offices.

The targets of the bombs were some of the figures most frequently criticized by President Donald Trump, who still assails Clinton at rallies while supporters chant "lock her up" — two years after he defeated her and she largely left the political scene. Trump also often singles out cable news network CNN as he rails against the "fake news" media.

Trump took a softer tone at a rally in Wisconsin Wednesday night.

FULL STORY: Suspicious packages target top Democrats, CNN, actor Robert De Niro as political tensions mount - WPIX

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