It’s a false alarm, but people have been e-mailing about it and nerves are frayed today so I figured readers would appreciate an update. No worries:
A suspicious package delivered to radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh’s residence on North Ocean Drive this afternoon turned out to be nothing more than a “business opportunity” from a listener, town police said this evening.
Town police and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad opened the unsolicited 18-by-18-inch package around 7 p.m. to discover it contained an electronic plaque commemorating the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, said Fred Hess, Palm Beach police spokesman.
Hess would not reveal the name of the person who sent the package, but he said he lived in the Pittsburgh area and that town police had spoken with him. The man had sent the plaque to Limbaugh, thinking the politically conservative host would want to join him in a business venture, police said.
Because the plaque had wires attached to it, they erred on the side of caution. Rush reportedly wasn’t home at the time.
Via the Daily Rushbo, here’s his tribute to Breitbart at the top of today’s show.