Some of the suspected mail bombs that were sent to Democratic officials and others in recent days were not capable of exploding, according to a new report on Thursday that cited several law enforcement officials.
“Some of the 10 suspected mail bombs addressed to high-profile Democrats and others over the last few days were flawed and not capable of exploding, while others have yet to be fully analyzed,” NBC News reported, adding that the investigators noted: “In some cases, the flaws were substantial. In others, more subtle.”
NBC News: Law enforcement sources say that at this point in the review of the bombs it is clear that some were incapable of exploding. Whether that was a design flaw or intentional is not yet known. Analysis is ongoing
They say to treat any suspicious package as if it were real.
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Investigators said that it was not yet clear whether the devices were “hoaxes or simply cases of bad construction.”