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New York City police say a suspicious package was discovered in the Tribeca area of Manhattan in the early hours of Thursday morning. Officials confirmed the discovery to NPR and said the matter is under investigation.
The NYPD says the package was reported around 4 a.m. ET, in the area of Greenwich and Franklin streets in Tribeca. The police bomb squad responded to the scene. It was "removed from the location," says NYPD.
The package was reported "at the business residence of Robert De Niro," the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, tells David Greene of NPR. The Tribeca Grill, one of the restaurants in De Niro, is on the corner of Greenwich and Franklin.
Cuomo said that New Yorkers should continue with their work normally on Thursday. "Do not let the terrorists win," he said. "There is no reason to be afraid."
Law enforcement officials in the city were already under high alert, increasing police presence after several bombs were intercepted on Wednesday, including at CNN's Manhattan offices. That package was addressed to former CIA director John Brennan.
Researchers are now working in New York and other cities, in the postal system and at the federal level, to determine who sent the packages and why.
At least seven suspicious packages containing what the FBI said are potentially destructive devices were sent to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other notable figures.
The Secret Service said the suspicious packages were addressed to Clinton in Westchester County, N.Y., and to Obama's residence in Washington, D.C .; These packages contained explosive devices similar to those found on Monday at the home of billionaire George Soros, a frequent contributor to Democratic and progressive causes.
An explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed the package sent to Soros through a controlled detonation.
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