FBI: Suspicious package addressed to CNN 'similar in appearance' to others sent

ATLANTA — An Atlanta post office was evacuated due to a suspicious package.

The incident happened at 9:38 a.m., Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News. The post office is located at 400 Pryor St. SW.

CNN in Atlanta tweeted that "another suspicious package addressed to CNN was intercepted at an Atlanta post office."

Channel 2's Dave Huddleston learned that about a dozen postal workers were evacuated from the facility.

The FBI is taking the lead in the investigation and confirmed the package is similar in appearance to ones that were sent to the Clintons, Obamas and other public officials. The suspect in those cases, Cesar Sayoc, made a court appearance Monday.

He is charged with sending more than a dozen potential bombs to various people and organizations.

The FBI has not linked Sayoc to this latest bomb scare. But last week investigators suspected he may have mailed dozens of packages.

Areas around the post office have been closed due to the investigation: Pryor Street and Central Avenue are both closed between Rawson Street and Fulton Street SW.

Around 12:20 p.m., the bomb squad appeared to leave the scene.

Atlanta post office evacuated because of suspicious package

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE addressed to CNN in Atlanta causes post office to be evacuated: 2wsb.tv/2RrSsp5

Posted by WSB-TV on Monday, October 29, 2018


Here's the full statement from CNN:

October 29, 2018

This morning, another suspicious packaged addressed to CNN was intercepted at an Atlanta post office. There is no imminent danger to the CNN Center.  All mail, at all CNN domestic bureaus, is being screened at off-site facilities as of last Wednesday, so this package would NOT have come directly to the CNN Center, even if it hadn't been intercepted first. Our screening process is working and we will keep you updated as we learn more.