Ex-DNI chief James Clapper targeted by suspicious package intercepted in NYC — bringing total to 12
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (Screengrab)

A suspicious device addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was intercepted by police on Friday in New York City.

Authorities intercepted a package addressed to Clapper at a mail facility in Midtown Manhattan.

“We are working quickly to process and analyze relevant information from the suspicious packages recovered over the last few days,” Bill Sweeney, the assistant director in charge of the FBI New York, told local news outlet CBS New York.

The FBI has also confirmed intercepting a suspicious package addressed to U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

There have now been 12 packages that police believe contain potentially explosive devices. All of the packages have targeted prominent critics of President Donald Trump.