The packages were found on the bases at Fort McNair, in the southwest of the Columbia District and at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia – both owned by the US Army. All incoming mail is first passed through a scanner upon receipt. From this routine scan showed that there were suspicious packages between the regular mail. “The FBI has collected several suspicious packages today that were found at different bases. Each package will be analyzed by the FBI, “says a spokesman.
In Fort McNair the building was evacuated around 8:30 am after the discovery of the suspicious package. About four hours later, a unit of the US Army Department confirmed that the package contained remnants of explosives and that a wick was attached to it. About the package in Fort Belvoir no details were released, only that it was “safe”.
A suspicious package was also sent to the CIA on Monday. No further details were released on this.