Bomb squad called to Rush’s Palm Beach home


The Palm Beach County, FL Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was called to the Palm home of Rush Limbaugh when a “suspicious package” was delivered 3/1. But after evacuating a portion of the property, police learned the package was nothing more than a “business opportunity” from a Pennsylvania fan, according to authorities.

According to police, no one was expecting the package, so Limbaugh’s staff put the 18 by 18-inch package through an on-site X-ray machine in the guest house.

“Some type of a plaque that was electronic in nature. Something to do with the assassination of President Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth,” Palm Beach Police Department Spokesperson Fred Hess told WPTV-TV.

The package arrived around 4:30 p.m. and was reportedly sent from Wexford, PA. Police were able to contact the sender who then apologized for sending something that could be construed as being dangerous.

“Something about selling this product…apparently it was a sample sent, according to the sender, to Mr. Limbaugh saying, ‘Here’s an opportunity and maybe we can market something like this’,” Hess said.

Only the guest house was evacuated as the bomb squad moved in. More than three hours later the official ‘all clear’ was given. Limbaugh was home during the incident, according to police.  

Police aren’t releasing any more details about exactly what type of electronics device was in the package, or the name of the sender, since no crime was committed.