Reports that suspicious package was sent to White House are incorrect: source
There was no suspicious package addressed to the White House on Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Earlier, the source believed there had been a package intercepted. The U.S. Secret Service on Wednesday said it had intercepted suspicious packages addressed to former President Barack Obama in Washington and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in New York.
CLARIFICATION: At this time the Secret Service has intercepted TWO suspicious packages – one in NY and one in D.C. Reports of a third intercepted package addressed to the WH are incorrect. We refer media to our statement: https://t.co/lJdTn04KmI# p #3_6 # ad skipped = true #
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) October 24, 2018# p #4_6 # ad skipped = true #
(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Susan Heavey)