Washington sources reported that two new suspicious packages targeting Indian origin Senator Kamala Harris and billionaire political activist Tom Steyer both Democrats have been recovered even as federal officials arrested a Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to critics of President Donald Trump. Meanwhile these packages put the total number of devices found in the US by law enforcement officials to 14. None have detonated, but all have pushed officials onto high alert as they worry about additional devices being delivered.
Accordingly law enforcement authorities on Friday rushed to investigate one package addressed to Harris, the first Indian-American to serve in the Senate, that was discovered by a postal employee in Sacramento. Meanwhile Harris, a potential contender in the 2020 presidential race, has been a vocal critic of Trump like the others who have been targeted earlier this week. As per report another package was addressed to Steyer, a major Democratic donor, and was found at a post office in Burlingame.
Harris’ spokeswoman Lily Adams said “Our office was informed that a suspicious package was addressed to the senator similar to those that have been sent to other elected officials”. Moreover Sacramento County sheriff’s officials said the Harris package contained a legitimate explosive device, similar to those sent earlier in the week to high-profile political targets. The FBI later said its bomb technicians rendered the package safe. Presently investigators also were examining another package addressed to Steyer, who has previously advocated Trump’s impeachment.