MYSTERY: ‘Explosive’ Packages Discovered At Several Military Installations Around Washington, D.C.

The U.S. military is probing several suspicious packages discovered at various military outposts around Washington, D.C. on Monday. 

NBC reports:

The National Defense University at Ft. McNair in D.C. received a suspicious package about 8:30 a.m., and the building was evacuated.

The package tested positive for black powder, according to Ft. McNair. An X-ray showed what appeared to be GPS and a fuse. It was rendered safe and the building was cleared about 1:15 p.m. The components are being investigated.

A suspicious package sent to Ft. Belvoir in Virginia Monday afternoon contained liquid in a vial and a circuit board, the law enforcement official said. It also was rendered safe. Ft. Belvoir did not provide any more information. […]

There are also reports of suspicious packages at the CIA, a Secret Service mail processing facility and a Navy base in Richmond, NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams reported.

“At 12:10 p.m., 52nd Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal from Fort Belvoir, VA, confirmed the package tested positive for black powder and residue,” Army spokesman Michael L. Howard said in a statement.


“The X-ray conducted indicates suspected GPS and an expedient fuse were attached. The package was rendered safe. No injuries are reported.”

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