Packages with explosive material sent to military installations in DC



Several suspicious packages sent to military bases

Federal agents have found a number of suspicious packages delivered to military locations in the Washington area, including Fort Belvoir, Fort McNair, and the Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Multiple suspicious packages with explosive material were sent to at least three military installations in the Washington, D. C., a senior defense official told Fox News Monday.

Officials told Fox 5 DC a suspicious package was received at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Southwest Washington, D. C. at around 8:30 pm The building was evacuated and an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Fort Belvoir, Virginia. investigated the package, which tested positive for black powder, and residue.

An X-ray of the package indicated a suspicion of a GPS and a tool fuse were attached to the Army, the officials said. The package was later pointed out to be safe.

At about 11 pm, Naval Support Facility Dahlgren in King George County, Va. also received a suspicious package is found to be safe, the officials said.

Later in the day, officials at Fort Belvoir said they also had received a suspicious package, but it was rendered safe.

“The FBI responded to multiple facilities from the government today, for the reports of suspicious packages. Each package was collected for further analysis by the FBI,” said Nicole Schwab, a spokesman for the FBI Washington Field Office.

Fox News has learned that the packages were examined at the FBI’s field office in Quantico, Va.

Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin contributed to this report.

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