Suspicious Package Sent to Robert De Niro Investigated by Police

The package's wrapping closely resembled the explosive deliveries sent to prominent Democrats.

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A package that resembled mail sent to Democrats containing pipe bombs was addressed to Robert De Niro. (Andrew Toth/Getty Images for DIRECTTV)
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A suspicious package addressed to Robert De Niro which closely resembled the mail containing pipe bombs sent to top Democrats across the U.S. this week was intercepted by police on Thursday morning.

It was sent to the Bronx for inspection by the NYPD at a secure facility, Police Commissioner James O’Neill said on Twitter.

“The most highly trained experts in the world are investigating today’s suspicious package in #TriBeCa,” O’Neill tweeted.

X-ray images of the package addressed to De Niro revealed it contained a “device similar to the pipe bombs” sent to other outspoken critics of President Trump, CNN reported.

De Niro famously ranted against Trump at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala in January, calling him “our baby-in-chief,” and “a f—ing fool.”

The package was found on the seventh floor of 375 Greenwich St. in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. The building houses De Niro’s Tribeca Enterprises film production company and his restaurant, Tribeca Grill.

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