Another suspicious package was found in New York City early Thursday morning, this time appearing to target a prominent actor and outspoken critic of President Trump.
NBC 4 New York reports that a suspicious package was sent to an address associated with Robert De Niro, owner of the Tribeca Grill and co-founder of Tribeca Films, which are housed in adjacent buildings in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. A worker at the Greenwich Street building reportedly recognized the package from news coverage of similar packages sent to high-profile Democrats this week that contained potentially explosive devices.
An unidentified source told NBC News 4 that the return address on the package was for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former head of the Democratic National Committee. Her name was reportedly on the packages sent to six other powerful Democrats, including the Hillary and Bill Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama, and delivered to the CNN headquarters at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan. Wasserman’s office was among those that received a package that was reportedly intended for former Attorney General Eric Holder but returned as undeliverable.
The worker reportedly found the package early Thursday morning and contacted authorities. The bomb squad came to retrieve the device and will be taking it to a secure facility to be detonated, according to the NBC News 4 report.
There are no reported injuries.
De Niro has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, recently speaking out against him at the June Tony Awards, in which De Niro said, “It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump,’ it’s ‘f**k Trump.'”
[Feature image: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan]