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Explosive device found in mailbox of George Soros’ New York home

October 23, 2018 - 9:50 am

BEDFORD, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- The FBI and Bedford police are investigating near the home of prominent philanthropist George Soros after a suspicious package was discovered inside his mailbox.

Bedford police said it responded to the threat at 3:45 p.m. Monday after an employee at the home, in the hamlet of Katonah, opened a package containing what appeared to be an explosive device.

Soros was not at home when the package was delivered.

The employee reportedly placed the object in a wooded area nearby and called for help. Bedford police then alerted the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives.

Beford police said the FBI's terrorism task force was investigating.

The FBI's New York field office said on Twitter that it was “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.”

Soros, a billionaire who made his fortune in hedge funds, has donated heavily to liberal causes and has often been targeted by Alt-right activists.

Sources said the object appeared to be a pipe bomb and, according to reports, it was safely detonated by Bomb Squad technicians late Monday.

Relph Lauren, Glenn Close, and Martha Stewart also call the neighborhood home.

Town Supervisor Chris Burdick said he was focused on safety.

"Well my message is that our absolute overriding concern is the safety of our community," he said. "I'm very pleased with the way our police department promptly responded to it, immediately coming to the scene and ensuring the safety of our residents, and I'm very thankful that nobody was hurt during this."

It'll be up to the feds to determine who constructed the device, if they had help, and if there are any more threats against Soros.