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Suspicious packages sent to top Democrats, CNN and others

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

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

On Thursday, New York police said they were responding to reports of a suspicious package in the Tribeca neighborhood in Manhattan. Police said the package was found at Greenwich and Franklin streets, where a restaurant owned by Robert De Niro is located.

A bomb squad unit on Thursday morning drove in a caravan through the city after leaving the neighborhood. It was not immediately clear if the development was related to the pipe bombs sent to the prominent Democrats.

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. (AP)

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Police are standing watch near Robert DeNiro’s film production studio, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 in New York after a suspicious package was found in the actor’s company mail room. (Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP)


Port Authority police talk to drivers as they make their way toward the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J., Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (Photo: Seth Wenig/AP)


A police officer blocks off an area responding to reports of a suspicious package in the Tribeca neighborhood in New York on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (Photo: Ron DePasquale/AP)


Police tape cordons off a post office in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (Photo: Matt Rourke/AP)


Members of the New York Police Department walk outside the Time Warner Center after a suspicious package was found inside the CNN Headquarters in Manhattan, New York, Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)


A member of the FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction team works outside the Time Warner Center, in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo: Richard Drew/AP)


A package containing a “live explosive device” according to police, received at the Time Warner Center which houses the CNN New York bureau, in New York City, U.S. is shown in this handout picture provided Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo: CNN/Handout via Reuters


A member of the New York Police Department bomb squad is pictured outside the Time Warner Center in the Manahattan borough of New York City after a suspicious package was found inside the CNN Headquarters in New York, Oct.24, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Coombs/Reuters)


New York City Police Commissioner James ONeil, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo attend a news conference outside the Time Warner Building on October 24, 2018, after an explosive device was delivered to CNN’s New York bureau. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)


A member of the New York Police Department is seen outside the Time Warner Center after a suspicious package was found inside the CNN Headquarters in Manhattan, New York, Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)


Members of the public and media are pictured outside the Time Warner Center in the Manhattan borough of New York City after a suspicious package was found inside the CNN Headquarters in New York, Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Coombs/Reuters)


President Donald Trump speaks about crude pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, CNN and others, during an event on the opioid crisis, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)


A Police bomb sniffing dog is deployed outside of the Time Warner Center after an explosive device was found this morning on Oct. 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


Members of the media stand at a police line outside the Time Warner Center after an explosive device was found there this morning on Oct. 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


People gather outside the Time Warner Center, in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. A police bomb squad was sent to CNN’s offices in New York City and the newsroom was evacuated because of a suspicious package. (Photo: Richard Drew/AP)


New York City Police Dept. officers arrive outside the Time Warner Center, in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo: Richard Drew/AP)


People stand outside the Time Warner Center in the Manahattan borough of New York City after a suspicious package was found inside the CNN Headquarters in New York, Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo: Kevin Coombs/Reuters)


Police tape keeps people back as the The Broward Sheriff’s Office bomb squad deploys a robotic vehicle to investigate a suspicious package in the building where Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) has an offce on Oct. 24, 2018 in Sunrise, Fla. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Responders walk towards a building containing the office of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the Broward County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad performs a search in Sunrise,, Fla., Oct. 24, 2018 (Photo: Joe Skipper/Reuters)


The exterior of one of the suspicious packages sent to multiple locations in the U.S., appears in this handout photo provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Oct. 24, 2018. The mailing address and return address have been edited out of the photo at source. (Photo: FBI/Handout via Reuters)


Broward County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad officer operates a robot outside a building containing the office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the Broward County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad performs a search in Sunrise, Fla., Oct. 24, 2018 (Photo: Joe Skipper/Reuters)


The Broward Sheriff’s Office bomb squad investigates a suspicious package at the office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) on Oct.24, 2018 in Sunrise, Fla. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


A member of the Broward Sheriff’s Office bomb squad is seen as he investigates a suspicious package in the building where Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) has an office on Oct. 24, 2018 in Sunrise, Fla. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


A police car is parked in front of property owned by the Hillary and Bill Clinton in Chappaqua, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. A U.S. official says a “functional explosive device” was found at the Clinton’s suburban New York home. (Photo: Seth Wenig/AP)


Police officers stand in front of property owned by Hillary and Bill Clinton in Chappaqua, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. A U.S. official says a “functional explosive device” was found at the Clinton’s suburban New York home. (Photo: Seth Wenig/AP)


Police officers stand in front of property owned by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in Chappaqua, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. A U.S. official says a “functional explosive device” was found at the Clinton’s suburban New York home. (Photo: Seth Wenig/AP)


The Clinton’s residence is seen from the air in Chappaqua, N.Y., Jan. 5, 2000. (Photo: Kathy Willens/AP)


Secret Service Uniform Division officers stand guard at the end of the block where former President Barack Obama and his family live and where an explosive device was sent Oct. 24, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


An officer with the Uniform Division of the United States Secret Service uses his dog to search a checkpoint near the home of President Barack Obama, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)


U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division officers stand guard at the end of the block where former President Barack Obama and his family live and where an explosive device was sent Oct. 24, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


The home of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in Washington, May 25, 2016. The Secret Service says a package identified as ‘potential explosive device’ was sent to former President Barack Obama in Washington. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)


A mailbox stands in front of the Bedford residence of billionaire George Soros on Oct. 23, 2018 in Katonah, New York (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


The entrance to the home of billionaire financier George Soros where a package containing an explosive device was found in a mailbox on Monday is seen in Katonah, New York, Oct. 23, 2018. (Photo: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)


(Top L-R) U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party donor George Soros and former U.S. President Barack Obama are pictured along with (Bottom L-R) former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Former CIA director John Brennan in a combination photograph. (Photo: Reuters)