- Authorities investigating 10 pipe bombs sent to Trump’s critics this week are now focusing on leads in Florida
- The FBI is trying to determine where parts for the pipe bombs were purchased in a bid to track down possible suspects
- However experts say the bombs may never have been intended to explode
- The lack of a triggering mechanism suggests they were designed to scare
- Investigation widened on Thursday after three new packages addressed to Robert De Niro and Joe Biden were seized in New York and Delaware
- Those devices are similar to others targeting prominent Democrats and some of Trump’s biggest foes, including the Obamas, Clintons and CNN
- Authorities were scrambling to find those responsible as they warned that more packages could be out there
- Former President Jimmy Carter has been told by law enforcement to remain on alert because he could be a target
- Devices have been seized in New York, Washington D.C., Florida and California
The crude bombs posted to the liberal elite lacked a ‘triggering mechanism’ suggesting they were never meant to explode, experts who have seen photos of the devices claim.
There are no confirmed details yet on why none of the packages sent to the likes of the Clintons and Obamas exploded but the FBI had previously described them as ‘potentially destructive devices’.
Authorities described the devices as crude while security experts said their goal may have been to create fear rather than to kill.
‘What they wanted to do was scare people, cause disruption, but not necessarily hurt anybody, because if they’d wanted to hurt people the bombs would have gone off,’ Matthew Bradley, a former CIA agent, told Reuters.
The crude bombs lacked a ‘triggering mechanism’ suggesting they were never meant to explode, experts who have seen photos of the devices claim