Suspicious Package Addressed to Sen. Kamala Harris Intercepted at Sacramento Post Office

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SACRAMENTO -- A suspicious package was found at a United States Postal Service office on 44th Street in Sacramento, south of Fruitridge Boulevard.

Senator Kamala Harris' office confirmed later Friday that the package was addressed to her.

Harris issued a statement:

“Earlier today, Senator Harris’ office was informed that a suspicious package, similar to those that have been sent to other elected officials, was sent to our Sacramento district office. Our understanding is that a trained postal employee identified the package at a Sacramento mail facility and reported it to the authorities. Fortunately, nobody was injured. Senator Harris is enormously grateful to law enforcement officials across the country who have worked so hard over the past week to keep our fellow citizens safe.

“At this moment, it is incumbent upon leaders across the political spectrum to take seriously the power they hold. It is the responsibility of our leaders to use their role as public figures to elevate our discourse and bring people together.”

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman Shaun Hampton confirmed investigators responded to the scene around 7:44 a.m. Friday morning.

"We have determined that this device was, in fact, a legitimate device and the FBI has taken over the investigation and we have now rendered the device safe," Hampton said.

The office was evacuated and yellow caution tape was set up along the perimeter of the parking lot.

Deputies cleared the streets surrounding the building, telling those living within a 300 feet blast radius to stay indoors.

The device was rendered safe by robots.

A man was arrested earlier Friday morning in Florida in connection to a series of explosive devices addressed to Democrats including former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.

“And we do believe that the package is related to the nationwide investigation," FBI Special Agent Sean Ragan said.

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