‘Explosive device’ discovered in mailbox of liberal billionaire’s NY mansion
The FBI has confirmed that a bomb had been discovered at the home of liberal billionaire George Soros.
An explosive device was discovered in the mailbox outside Soros’ Westchester, New York mansion by an employee, who opened the package to reveal a suspected incendiary weapon, before carrying it into a wooded area and alerting the authorities.
Police received a phone call from the residence about a “suspicious package,” according to a report by The Wall Street Journal, citing local law enforcement.
The device was deactivated by authorities and later confirmed as a bomb.
The FBI’s New York office has confirmed they are investigating the situation but refuse to reveal any further details.
NYPD confirmed to Fox News, however, that the bomb was, in fact, discovered in the mailbox and authorities are treating the incident as an “act of terrorism.”
Soros was not home at the time of the incident, according to the New York Times.
The bomb squad deactivated the device, and authorities have said there is no further threat to the area, according to the Journal.
According to Fox News, the investigation has been turned over to the Joint Terrorism Task Force Division of the FBI.
We are conducting an investigation at and around a residence in Bedford, NY. There is no threat to public safety, and we have no further comment at this time.
— FBI New York (@NewYorkFBI) October 23, 2018
The wealthy liberal donor started his philanthropic efforts in 1979, but his contributions have not always been welcomed.
Campaigns against George Soros emerged in Romania, where the billionaire was accused of financing “evil” as well as in Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovakia – and have escalated to some extent since President Donald Trump took office.
Soros, who made his fortune in hedge funds, has donated heavily to liberal causes and is vilified on the right.
He is also suspected of funding a number of global conspiracies.
Recently, speculation has been mounting that globalist Soros is secretly financing a caravan of Central American migrants to make their way north toward Mexico and the U.S.
He has also long been accused of being a Nazi collaborator during World War II when he was a child in Hungary.
Activists frequently post the addresses of homes he owns in Westchester County, north of New York City, on social media sometimes accompanied by ill wishes.
The 88-year-old has focused his efforts as of late on the midterm elections in the U.S. and has funneled upwards of $15 million to Democrats as they push to regain control of Congress.
Soros told the Times in July that for every Trump supporter “there is more than one Trump enemy who will be more intent, more determined.”
In October, Soros was linked to a non-profit group called the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), which rose to prominence for organizing civil disobedience actions and confronting several Republican lawmakers during the contentious hearings for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Soros’ organization has donated to the CPD over the years, giving $1.5 million to the non-profit in 2016 and 2017 through his Open Society Foundations, the records show.
He also donated in the past two years another $1.2 million to the nonprofit’s sister organization Center for Popular Democracy Action.
In the 2016 US election, Soros heavily funded Hillary Clinton’s presidential run and contributed millions to super PACs backing her campaign.
According to reports, Soros lost an estimated $1 billion when Donald Trump was elected president.