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Despite not attending Penn, Biden has had a close relationship with the University since the 1970s.

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Former U.S Vice President and current Penn Presidential Practice professor Joe Biden is the latest target in a series of deliveries of potentially explosive packages to politicians, celebrities, and institutions.

CNN reported that two packages addressed to Biden were spotted in Delaware postal facilities on Thursday morning and removed soon after. The FBI reported that the packages addressed to Biden strongly resemble the pipe bombs that were sent to other public figures over the past week.

According to the New York Times, this week, over ten confiscated packages containing potentially explosive pipe bombs were addressed to high-profile individuals who are prominent critics of President Trump, including former President Barack Obama, former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, philanthropist George Soros, and the New York office of CNN. The packages were shipped to addresses in Florida, California, New York, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.

Earlier Thursday morning, a package mailed to actor Robert De Niro’s Manhattan office was discovered. Its contents also appeared similar to those found in the packages shipped to the others.

The New York Times reported on Thursday that the FBI has shifted its attention to the state of Florida in search for the individual who has been sending the packages. Every one of the packages so far has listed Debbie Wasserman Shultz in the return address. 

Authorities remain on high alert this week, saying that more potential explosives could appear in the days to come.

“This investigation is of the highest priority for the FBI. We have committed the full strength of the FBI’s resources and, together with our partners on our Joint Terrorism Task Forces, we will continue to work to identify and arrest whoever is responsible for sending these packages,” FBI Director Christopher Wray stated in an FBI press release

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