Official: Bombs sent to prominent Democrats, CNN packed with glass shards

NEW YORK -- A law enforcement official says the pipe bombs that were sent to several prominent Democrats and CNN were packed with powder and shards of glass.

The official says the devices were made from PVC pipe that was about six inches long and covered with black tape.

The official says each device also had a small battery, similar to a watch battery. The official didn't say whether the powder was explosive.

New York City First Responders arrive outside the Time Warner Building October 24, 2018 after an explosive device was was delivered to CNN's New York bureau. - Suspected explosive devices were sent to former president Barack Obama, defeated president

The official, who viewed X-ray images of the device, wasn't authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The FBI has said the packages containing the explosives were sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Eric Holder, billionaire George Soros and CNN.