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Bomb Squad Descends on Rush Limbaugh's Home After Mysterious Package Arrives From Fan


"Something to do with the assassination of President Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth."

PALM BEACH, Fla. (The Blaze/AP) -- Authorities say a suspicious package sent to Rush Limbaugh's South Florida home was not dangerous or hazardous.

Instead, police say the item investigated Thursday turned out to be an electronic plaque sent by a listener of the radio talk show host's program as a "business opportunity" for him. It concerned the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth.

A Palm Beach police spokesman said during a news conference the package was delivered late Thursday afternoon. When it was screened by an X-ray device, staff members saw what appeared to be wires and called police. The Palm Beach Post reports that a sheriff's office bomb squad went to the home to investigate the package.

"Some type of a plaque that was electronic in nature. Something to do with the assassination of President Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth," Palm Beach Police Department Spokesperson Fred Hess told WPTV.

"Something about selling this product. Apparently it was a sample sent, according to the sender, to Mr. Limbaugh saying 'Here's an opportunity and maybe we can market something like this, ' " Hess added.

The sender apologized when investigators contacted him. His name is not being released since he didn't commit a crime.

Limbaugh was home during the incident.

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