BURLINGAME (CBS SF) – Federal authorities confirmed Friday that they are investigating a second suspicious package addressed to billionaire activist Tom Steyer discovered at a Burlingame postal facility.
An FBI spokesperson in San Francisco confirmed that the FBI and ATF responded to a new suspicious package at the postal distribution center in Burlingame Thursday night.
Authorities also confirmed that the second package was also addressed to Steyer. It is the same facility where a suspicious package was found last week.
The packages have been linked to Cesar Sayoc, a Florida man who was arrested on Oct. 26 for allegedly mailing out explosive materials to former President Barack Obama, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the news network CNN and others.
The FBI said the package was similar in appearance to the one found addressed to Steyer and other packages that have been found across the country addressed to a variety of Democratic Party officials and public figures.
Steyer, a former hedge fund manager, has spearheaded a campaign calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
The package was taken from the facility and rendered safe, the FBI said. They are still conducting a forensic inspection and investigation.
Sayoc faces charges of interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents, threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officers, prosecutors said.
"We're extremely grateful that everyone is safe and thankful for the exemplary work of law enforcement and the United States Postal Service surrounding their work investigating these acts of terror," Steyer said in a statement.
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