FBI intercepts six suspicious packages containing explosive components and disturbing messages sent to military sites around DC


Six suspicious packages were intercepted at various military intelligence sites in the DC area Monday.

The FBI seized the packages that were stuffed with explosive components such as black powder, fuses, and circuit boards.

The first package raised alarm at The National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington DC around 8:30am, according to NBC News

The package was found to contain black powder, which can be used to make explosives.

An X-ray also found what appeared to be a GPS and a fuse.

The building was evacuated and later cleared around 1:15pm.

‘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.

 

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