Suspicious packages sent to former VP Biden in Delaware, De Niro in NY

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Enterprises says “everyone is safe” after the recovery of a suspicious package addressed to the actor.

A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that an X-ray showed that the package contained a device similar to others sent to Democratic figures. Investigators say it appears to be from the same sender.

The official was not authorized to speak publicly and therefore talked to the AP on condition of anonymity.

Security personnel at Tribeca Productions summoned police at around 5 a.m. and a bomb squad removed the package.

 The company said in a statement on Thursday that its Manhattan building is open and deemed safe.

Meantime, a law enforcement official says a package similar to those containing bombs addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden has been intercepted at a Delaware mail facility.

 The official wasn’t authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on the condition of anonymity.

 The FBI confirms there is law enforcement activity at the U.S. mail facility in New Castle, Delaware. It says federal agents and New Castle County Police are responding to the facility.

Several packages containing pipe bombs packed with shards of glass have been intercepted in the last few days. They targeted Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, CNN and others. A New York City police bomb squad has recovered a suspicious package addressed to Robert De Niro.

None of the bombs detonated, and nobody was hurt.

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