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The suspicious device sent to CNN was reportedly addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan

The suspicious package that arrived at CNN's New York City headquarters on Wednesday was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, the network reported.

CNN's bureau at the Time Warner Center was evacuated after a suspicious device was delivered, suspected to contain explosives. Network anchor Wolf Blitzer reported that the package that arrived and was removed from the premises by the New York City Police Department's bomb squad was addressed to Brennan. Brennan is a contributor to MSNBC, but has occasionally appeared as a guest on CNN as well. He frequently criticizes President Trump while appearing on the networks.

CNN's offices were evacuated shortly after the Service Service intercepted explosive devices on their way to former President Barack Obama and to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Law enforcement officials told CNN that all three devices appear to be similar and are being treated as a connected attack.