BREAKING NEWS OHA: Benton County woman dies; new cases in Linn, Lane, Douglas, Coos Full Story

Explosive device found near home of billionaire investor George Soros

A suspicious package targeting billionaire investor and philanthropist ...

Posted: Oct 24, 2018 2:28 PM
Updated: Oct 24, 2018 2:28 PM

A suspicious package targeting billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros was rendered safe in Bedford, New York, a law enforcement source told CNN.

Bedford police say they received a call about 3:45 p.m. Monday reporting a suspicious package found in a mailbox. The package appeared to be an explosive device, police said.

Business figures

Business, economy and trade

Company activities and management

George Soros

Product management

Product packaging

Banking, finance and investments

Financial markets and investing

Bombs and explosive devices

Weapons and arms

An employee had opened the parcel. The employee placed the package in a wooded area and called police, according to a news release.

Soros was not at his estate at the time, two law enforcement sources said. One of the sources described the package as small and said it consisted of a PVC pipe with an "energetic" material and a powdery substance.

The package did not detonate on its own, the law enforcement source said. The Westchester County bomb squad responded to the scene, said Bedford Police Chief Melvin Padilla.

The case has been turned over to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force.

A spokesman for Soros declined to comment.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 10605

Reported Deaths: 220
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah258070
Marion168350
Washington164520
Clackamas87725
Umatilla7926
Union3611
Lincoln3464
Lane2433
Malheur2231
Deschutes2210
Polk16612
Linn15710
Yamhill1559
Jackson1520
Jefferson1360
Klamath1311
Morrow1091
Benton975
Hood River970
Wasco961
Josephine591
Clatsop540
Douglas540
Coos460
Columbia440
Lake220
Tillamook150
Crook140
Wallowa110
Curry80
Baker50
Sherman30
Gilliam10
Grant10
Harney10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Few Clouds
60° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 60°
Corvallis
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 60°
Roseburg
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 65°
North Bend
Few Clouds
57° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 57°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events