Elmhurst’s Eric Holder One of Several Democrats Targeted by Bomber

By David Brand

Former United States Attorney General Eric Holder, an Elmhurst native, was one of several prominent Democrats who were sent explosive devices by an unknown terrorist bomber Wednesday.

 Former Attorney General Eric Holder, an Elmhurst native, and former President Barack Obama (right) were among several prominent Democrats targeted with pipe bombs on Wednesday. // White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

Former Attorney General Eric Holder, an Elmhurst native, and former President Barack Obama (right) were among several prominent Democrats targeted with pipe bombs on Wednesday. // White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

Additional homemade pipe bombs were sent to the Washington DC office of former President Barack Obama, the home of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, NY and the California home of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters..

The Manhattan office of CNN and the Westchester County home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros were also targeted. Soros is a key figure in various far-right conspiracy theories.

The package originally sent to Holder was redirected to the Florida office of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz because her name was listed on the return address label, two law enforcement sources told the Associated Press.

Holder’s address was not written correctly on the package.

"This clearly is an act of terror attempting to undermine our free press and leaders of this country through acts of violence," said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference Wednesday.

The package delivered to CNN, which is located at the Time Warner Center in Midtown, Manhattan, was specifically addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan.

The package sent to Soros’ home also had Wasserman Schultz’s name listed on the return address label.  

 Photo courtesy of NYPD DCPI

Photo courtesy of NYPD DCPI