A federal investigation into crudely made pipe bombs sent through the U.S. mail to prominent Democratic figures is focusing on Florida, New York and Maryland, law enforcement sources familiar with the probe said Thursday.
CNN reported Thursday that at least one of the packages may have been routed through a U.S. Postal Service sorting facility in Opa-locka. The Miami Herald also confirmed that report.
But the devices — clearly aiming to shake up the political landscape just two weeks before the midterm elections — were so poorly constructed that at least one source involved in the investigation told The Miami Herald that they could not detonate. Whether they were intentionally designed that way was not known.
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