BEDFORD, N.Y. (CBS/AP) — The FBI is investigating the discovery of an explosive device at the New York home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
Authorities say the device was found in a mailbox.
A law enforcement official told The Associated Press the device “had the components” of an actual bomb, including explosive powder. Officials say that Soros has been the target of right-wing conspiracy theorists.
Soros, who is Jewish, has also been the target of anti-Semitic smears. Some have falsely accused him of being a Nazi collaborator during World War II, when he was a child in Hungary.
Activists frequently post on social media the addresses of his homes, sometimes along with threats.
Authorities are investigating how the package was delivered.
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