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Investigators looking into whether some suspicious packages were mailed from Florida, report says

Posted at 12:52 PM, Oct 25, 2018

Multiple officials briefed on the investigation say they are looking into whether suspicious packages mailed to several Democratic leaders and others were mailed from Florida, according to nbcnewyork.com.

Authorities believe several packages went through a mail facility in Opa-locka, Florida, according to CNN.

Law enforcement sources tell WPTV there is a strong indication that there could be a South Florida connection. 

The latest packages, addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden, are similar to eight others found earlier this week.

Those packages were addressed to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and others, as well as actor Robert DeNiro, a vocal critic of President Trump.

The president has denounced the apparent bombing attempts, saying "Such conduct must be fiercely opposed and thoroughly prosecuted," but at a rally Thursday night and again Friday morning he blamed the media, tweeting that "fake news is fueling anger around the country."

Most of the packages were intercepted at mail facilities and got nowhere near their intended targets.

Information from NBC NEWS