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Updated October 24, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

By COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two law enforcement officials say a suspicious package that prompted an evacuation of CNN's offices in New York City is believed to contain a pipe bomb.

The officials said the CNN bomb was crude but operational and was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, who appears on air on other broadcast and cable outlets.

The officials say the device discovered Wednesday appeared to be similar to explosives sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and billionaire George Soros.

A separate law enforcement official told The Associated Press that the explosive discovered at Soros' suburban New York compound on Monday was a pipe bomb.

All three officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.

The Secret Service hasn't provided details about the devices that were sent to Clinton and Obama.

WASHINGTON (AP) — CNN says its offices in Manhattan have been evacuated because of a suspicious package.

The news network reported on Wednesday morning that a police bomb squad was at its offices.

The U.S. Secret Service says agents have intercepted packages containing "possible explosive devices" addressed to former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Law enforcement officials say the CNN package was discovered in the mail room. It's not clear yet if it's related to the other packages.

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