CAMDEN, NJ— The FBI intercepted a suspicious package addressed to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's Camden office, according to officials.
The FBI confirmed Friday morning that a suspicious package — similar to the other packages found in New York and Washington D.C. this week that contained potentially explosive devices — was addressed to Booker, and intercepted at a post office in Florida.
According to Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson, the department was informed late last night that the package was addressed to Booker's Camden office at 2 Riverside Drive.
Thomson said that early this morning authorities conducted "smooth" and "methodical" K-9 sweeps of the senator's office and the entire building, and nothing suspicious was found.
"There is no danger to the residents of this city or to the people who work in this building," Thomson said outside of the senator's office late Friday morning. "There is no indication that anything reached the building."
Thomson added that the Camden County Police Department is playing a small role in an ongoing national investigation being conducted by the FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshals and the United States Postal Service.
"We couldn't be happier with the response from our federal partners," Thomson said.
The office building at 2 Riverside Drive is located near the Camden waterfront, and other tenants in the building include Delaware River Port Authority, Cooper's Ferry Partnership, a regional office of the New Jersey Division of Taxation and PSE&G. After the early morning sweeps of the building, it was "business as usual" for the workers inside, Thomson said.
It is the 11th suspicious package recovered by the FBI since Oct. 22, which are said to contain potential explosive devices.
The U.S. Department of Justice said late Friday morning that one person was in custody in connection to the explosive packages. The person was arrested in Plantation, Fla. More information on the arrest is expected to be released in an afternoon briefing.
According to the FBI, the packages were mailed in manila envelopes with bubble wrap interior. The packages have computer-printed address labels and six Forever stamps. All packages had a return address of “DEBBIE WASSERMAN SHULTZ” [sic] in Florida.
It is possible that additional packages were mailed to other locations, the FBI said, and it advises the public to remain vigilant and not touch, move or handle any suspicious or unknown packages.
If you have information about these packages, please contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or tips.fbi.gov. If you observe any suspicious activity that requires an immediate response, please call 911 or contact your local law enforcement.