Explosive Device Planted in Mailbox
10/23/2018 6:52 AM PDT
Police were dispatched to billionaire Democratic philanthropist George Soros‘ home after an explosive device was found in his mailbox … and there’s suspicion the culprits may be part of right wing extremists.
The Bedford Police Department got a call from one of Soros’ employees … saying an explosive device was found Monday at his home in a suburb north of NYC. Cops say the employee opened the package and discovered the contraption.
A flood of local and federal agents responded to the scene — including folks from ATF and the FBI — and bomb squads were reportedly able to disarm it by proactively detonating it.
Soros was not home at the time … and the FBI is on the hunt.
The well-known Dem has incurred the ire of many extreme right-wing groups, and has also been target of anti-Semites. He donates lots of money to Democratic candidates and progressive causes … as well as more than $18 billion to his Open Society Foundations to promote democracy worldwide.
We are conducting an investigation at and around a residence in Bedford, NY. There is no threat to public safety, and we have no further comment at this time.
— FBI New York (@NewYorkFBI) October 23, 2018