Bombs sent to the Obamas, Clintons and CNN HQ

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Bombs have been found in the mail addressed to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The package containing the explosive device that was addressed to Clinton was found late Tuesday, while another package addressed to Obama was found early Wednesday.

The explosive device addressed to Clinton was discovered within the vicinity of the home she shares with husband Bill Clinton in Chappaqua, New York.

Meanwhile, the device addressed for Obama's home was intercepted in Washington D.C, according to the Secret Service.

A law enforcement official told the Washington Post that investigators believe the explosive devices are the work of the same person who sent a similar package to liberal billionaire George Soros' home on Monday.

Both the packages were discovered during routine mail screenings for the Clintons and Obama. The Secret Service said the packages sent to Clinton and Obama were immediately identified as potential explosive devices and were handled as such.

They said the packages were intercepted prior to being delivered to Clinton and Obama.

'(Obama and Clinton) did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them,' a Secret Service statement said.

Authorities have launched a multi-agency investigation to identify those responsible.

Meanwhile, CNN's office in New York City was also evacuated on Wednesday following reports of a suspicious package.