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Rush Limbaugh Bomb Scare: Authorities Called To Palm Beach House After Suspicious Package Discovered

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In this Jan 18, 2009, file photo, talk show host Rush Limbaugh is interviewed on the sidelines before the start of the NFL AFC championship football game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File) | AP

A bomb squad was sent to Rush Limbaugh's Palm Beach, Fla., residence Thursday evening after security personnel discovered a suspicious package on the premises, WPTV reports.

According to the Palm Beach Daily News:

Palm Beach Police spokesman Fred Hess said the package appears to not be dangerous or hazardous. He said it was delivered late this afternoon and was X-rayed, as is all mail sent to the Limbaughs' home. When Limbaugh's staff saw what appeared to be wires in the package through the X-ray, they called police.

The package originated from a Pennsylvania man offering Limbaugh "a business opportunity," police said. Inside was an "electronic [plaque] commemorating the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth."

Limbaugh sparked outrage Wednesday after calling Sandra Fluke, a birth control advocate denied the opportunity to testify before Congress in February, a "slut." However, no connection between his comments and the package have been established, police say. The sender hasn't been publicly identified, but reportedly apologized to authorities when contacted.

It is unclear whether or not the conservative radio host was at the residence at the time of the incident.


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