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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's police commissioner says a package sent to CNN's offices in New York contained what appeared to be a live explosive and an envelope containing white powder.
This is the suspicious package received this morning at the Time Warner Center, which houses the CNN New York bureau.— CNN (@CNN) October 24, 2018
Police say the package appeared to be a “live explosive device.” It has now been removed and taken to a NYPD facility in the Bronx. https://t.co/WMndoOPcym pic.twitter.com/s5PEmvgzpz
At a briefing near Manhattan's Time Warner Center, Commissioner James O'Neill pledged to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The police department's top counterterrorism official, John Miller, said the substance was being tested to see if it is dangerous.
The situation at the Time Warner Center was clearly an act of terror attempting to undermine our free press and intimidate New Yorkers. But the people of this city have shown time and again that they stand up in the face of terror.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) October 24, 2018
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at the briefing that "we will not allow these terrorist thugs to change the way we live our lives."
Investigators said the device appeared to be similar to explosives sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and billionaire George Soros.