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Suspicious package sent to Robert De Niro’s Tribeca restaurant

Emergency services at the Tribeca restaurant of actor Robert DeNiro. Photo: WSVN 7 News/Twitter
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New York Police are investigating another suspicious package that was sent to Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca restaurant on Thursday.

It’s unknown if the package sent to the Tribeca Grill was related to the mailed pipe bombs that stunning America on Wednesday.

About 10pm on Thursday (AEDT) NYPD officers were transporting the package away from the intended area.

“We are responding to reports of a suspicious package in the vicinity of Greenwich and Franklin streets in Tribeca, Manhattan,” NYPD  tweeted.

“Please avoid the area and expect a police presence and heavy traffic.”

The Raging Bull actor famously said at the Tony Awards in June he wanted to punch Mr Trump.

The US President responded by tweeting: “Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received too many shots to the head by real boxers in movies.”

 

The latest incident comes only hours after US President Donald Trump decried the threat of political violence after authorities intercepted bombs sent to a news network and prominent Democrats who have been the targets of some of his sharpest barbs.

Mr Trump’s pleas for harmony came as law enforcement officials scrambled to find the perpetrator of the thwarted bomb attacks against former president Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN and others.

The devices all were sent to an FBI lab in Virginia to be studied.

“We want all sides to come together in peace and harmony,” he said at a campaign rally in Wisconsin on Wednesday.

“Any acts or threats of political violence are an attack on our democracy itself.”

Earlier, law enforcement authorities ascribed no motive to the crime. Still, it has prompted immediate debate about whether increasingly hard-edged rhetoric has contributed to a potentially dangerous political climate.

Trump critics have blamed him for the tone. The President did not take any responsibility in Wisconsin.

Journalists work outside CNN’s New York offices following the discovery of a suspected explosive device on October 24. Photo: Getty

Democratic party politicians and the head of broadcaster CNN have all but blamed Mr Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric for the wave of attempted bombings.

CCN president Jeff Zucker criticised the White House for a “total and complete lack of understanding” of the seriousness of its attacks on the media. His network’s New York bureau was evacuated for five hours following the discovery of an explosive device sent there.

Feelings were raw at the cable network because of what it believed was a reluctance by the Trump administration to discuss CNN as one of the targets of crude devices sent to political leaders, and the arrival of a fund-raising email that attacked CNN in supporters’ inboxes as the story unfolded.

“The President, and especially the White House press secretary, should understand their words matter,” Mr Zucker said.

“Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that.”

The CNN package included an explosive device and an envelope containing white powder. It was addressed to former CIA director John Brennan, a frequent Trump critic.

Mr Brennan is actually a contracted analyst at NBC News, although the package’s street address was for the Time Warner Centre in New York’s Columbus Circle, where CNN’s offices are.