BREAKING: Suspicious Package Addressed to Maxine Waters Found in Los Angeles Postal Facility

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Posted: Oct 24, 2018 9:25 PM

UPDATE

The FBI tweeted, confirming that the packages meant for Waters are similar to ones sent to other prominent political figures earlier in the day.

ORIGINAL POST

A Los Angeles postal facility was evacuated late Wednesday evening after a suspicious package addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters (D) was found. 

According to the San Diego Union Tribune, LAPD and the ATF are on-scene investigating the package. They plan to use a robot to examine the package.

LAPD received the call around 2 p.m., the Los Angeles Times reported. 

The police department took to Twitter to alert residents about the bomb thread:

A similar package addressed to Waters was intercepted earlier in the day in Maryland.

Other members of Congress and CNN headquarters received similar packaged earlier in the day.

This is a breaking news story. As more information comes in, this story will be updated.