Multiple suspicious packages sent to DC-area military and intelligence installations

The FBI has taken custody of multiple suspicious packages sent to military locations in the Washington DC area a law enforcement official said Monday

Suspicious packages have been sent to at least four military bases in the Washington DC region, according to U.S. media reports.

Officials told Fox 5 DC a suspicious package was received at the National Defense University on Fort McNair in Southwest Washington around 8:30 a.m.

- Suspicious packages were investigated and have been declared safe in at least four military bases in the D.C. region.

"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 to the outlet.

An X-ray of the package indicated a suspected Global Positioning System and an expedient fuse were attached, Army officials said.

CNN reports that the the military facilities of Fort Belvoir and Fort McNair received suspicious packages that were eventually secured by law enforcement.

In the statement, Army Lt. Col. Michelle L. Baldanza said "this incident is now under investigation".

Image: Fort Belvoir was among the bases to be sent a suspicious package. "No injuries are reported". "Each package was collected for further analysis by the FBI", FBI Washington Field Office spokesperson Nicole Schwab told Fox5.

It was not clear what led authorities to deem the packages suspicious. "Each package was collected for further analysis by the Federal Bureau of Investigation".



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