Man arrested in Everett after suspicious packages sent to DC military sites

FBI investigating wave of suspicious packages sent to military, intelligence offices around DC

FBI investigating wave of suspicious packages sent to military, intelligence offices around DC

A 43-year-old man from Washington state is in custody Tuesday in connection with a series of suspicious packages sent to military installations in Washington D.C., according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Those packages reportedly contained potentially explosive materials and were sent to military sites along with disturbing letters.

Half a dozen defense and intelligence installations around the Washington area had reportedly received suspicious packages early Monday morning.

"The FBI responded to multiple government facilities today for the reports of suspicious packages". An X-ray of the package indicated a suspected Global Positioning System and a fuse.

The one package with explosive contents was sent to the National Defense University at Fort McNair at around 8:30 a.m. local time, and was ultimately rendered safe, CNN reported citing army spokesman Michael L. Howard.

The FBI is examining the parcels to see whether they are the work of the same person or persons, and to determine whether they were working devices or hoaxes meant to look real, according to NBC.

According to WRC-TV in DC, a third package is under investigation at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

The package was found to contain black powder, which can be used to make explosives. It is possible that further packages were mailed to additional mail processing facilities in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Citing NBC reporter Pete Williams, WRC-TV also said there were reports of suspicious packages at the Central Intelligence Agency, a Secret Service facility and a Navy base in Richmond, VA.

The suspicious packages follow the saga in Austin, Texas, where several bombs were delivered to homes in packages.

A source familiar with the case tells ABC News that at least one of the suspicious packages sent to the military and government facilities included a long, rambling and largely unintelligible message, printed out on white paper.

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