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A suspicious package was delivered to radio station WMAL News’ offices in Washington D.C. on Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed with local authorities.
The package was cleared and no hazardous materials found, police told THR.
The station tweeted a picture of the package on Thursday afternoon with the caption, “We were evacuated today due to a suspicious package. It did not contain explosives and no one was injured.”
WMAL is a talk radio station that runs Rush Limbaugh’s program daily. The names on the package possibly refer to other radio hosts featured on the station: Mark Levin, Mary Walter, Chris Plante and Larry O’Connor. Some of those hosts are also frequent guests on Fox News.
We were evacuated today due to a suspicious package. It did not contain explosives and no one was injured.
— WMAL News (@wmalnews) October 25, 2018
The package is yet another in a growing list of suspicious packages sent to high-profile political figures and media companies over the past week. Yesterday, CNN received a suspicious package containing an explosive device, as did former Democratic leaders Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others.
Earlier on Thursday, actor Robert De Niro had a package sent to the New York headquarters of his Tribeca Enterprises.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump “strongly condemned” the mailing of such packages and said, “The safety of the American people is my highest and absolute priority.”
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