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Two more suspicious packages discovered; addressed to Democrats Cory Booker and James Clapper

More suspicious packages have reportedly been discovered, this time addressed to Sen. Cory Booker and James Clapper, the former director of National Intelligence. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Authorities have discovered two more suspicious packages, this time addressed to Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

What are the details of the discovery?

The suspicious package addressed to Booker was discovered at a mailing facility in Opa-locka, Florida, and the suspicious package addressed to Clapper was discovered at a facility in New York City.

Clapper's package was addressed to CNN's New York City offices.

Other recipients of such devices include Democratic activist and mega-donor, George Soros, Bill and Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden, former CIA Director John Brennan — which was sent to CNN's New York City offices — former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), and liberal actor Robert De Niro.

What did the NYPD find?

The New York Police Department issued a tweet on Friday morning acknowledging the receipt of the suspicious package.

"We are responding to a report of a suspicious package in the vicinity of West 52nd Street and 8th Avenue, #Manhattan," the tweet read. "Please avoid the area and expect a police presence and heavy traffic."

"More information to follow," the tweet concluded.

An NYPD spokesperson told The Hill that the emergency service unit as well as bomb squad were deployed to the scene.

A spokesperson added, "As of right now, police are working at the post office facility on 52nd street that discovered a suspicious package that closely resembled others that were sent across the country in recent days."

What's going on in Miami?

On Thursday, Miami-Dade police said that they were helping federal partners investigate a U.S. Postal Service mail facility in Opa-locka, Florida.

A K-9 unit and bomb squad were also reportedly involved in the investigation.

In a statement, FBI Director Christopher Wray said, “This investigation is of the highest priority for the FBI. We have committed the full strength of the FBI’s resources and, together with our partners on our Joint Terrorism Task Forces, we will continue to work to identify and arrest whoever is responsible for sending these packages.”

A manhunt is underway to find the person behind the packages.

During a Thursday news conference in New York City, NYPD Commissioner James P. O'Neill said that all hands are on deck.

“We are investigating all of this with great precision and I can say with certainty that we will identify and arrest a person or people responsible for these acts,” O’Neill said.

He also added that the suspicious devices are being treated as live devices.

“This is something that should be taken seriously,” he added.

You can read more about the suspicious packages here.

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