On Monday afternoon an explosive device was found in the mailbox of the home of investor George Soros, police said.
Police in North Westchester, New York responded to a call from a residence clerk who cited the suspect package.
"An employee of the residence opened the package and revealed what appeared to be an explosive device," police said in a statement.
& # 39; The employee placed the package in a wooded area & # 39; Soros was not home at that time.
The New York Times reported that bomb squad technicians "proactively detonated" the device.
Federal officials are investigating more thoroughly.
Soros, a prominent Democrat party supporter who has frequently donated, has been a target of conservative conspiracy theorists.
The billionaire business magnate became famous more than two decades ago thanks to a now historic trade, in which he assumed the Bank of England and astutely bet for a devaluation of the British pound.
This led to his nickname: The man who broke the Bank of England.
The movement made him $ 1 trillion.
Soros was born in Budapest, studied at the London School of Economics and has dual Hungarian-American citizenship.
After selling souvenirs by the sea, he managed to set foot on the financial ladder with a job at Singer & Friedlander in London in 1954, before settling in the United States.
He became one of the richest people in the world through fund management.
As of 2018, it was reported that its net worth was $ 8.3 trillion.
An explosive device was found outside the home of billionaire investor George Soros, police said Monday.
Soros was not home at that time. Federal officials are now investigating more