FBI confirms 2 more suspicious packages addressed to congresswoman

Police, FBI and other emergency workers gather outside the Time Warner Center after an explosive device was found yesterday in New York City. (AFP pic)

LOS ANGELES: Two more suspicious packages, similar to those intercepted before reaching US President Barack Obama and other high-profile Democrats, were found addressed to California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the FBI said on Wednesday.

The two parcels intended for Waters, a veteran Democratic US representative from Los Angeles and an outspoken critic of Republican President Donald Trump, take to eight the total number of suspected package bombs under investigation.