Washington, DC – Six different suspicious packages were found on U.S. military installations on Monday morning.
The first package was found at about 8:30 a.m. at the National Defense University on Ft. McNair in Washington, DC, and the building was evacuated, according to WRC-TV.
That package tested positive for black powder, and then an X-ray showed what appeared to be GPS and a fuse, according to law enforcement.
A bomb disposal unit rendered the package safe at about 1:15 p.m., and its components were taken for investigation, WRC reported.
"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. "The X-ray conducted indicates suspected GPS and an expedient fuse were attached. The package was rendered safe. No injuries are reported."
Officials said the scanning machines at the facilities detected the suspicious materials upon receipt and the packages were being examined at the Federal Bureau of Investigation lab in Quantico, Virginia, according to CNN.
Another suspicious package was sent to Ft. Belvoir, nearby in Northern Virginia, early Monday afternoon.
The package contained a vial of liquid and a circuit board. It was also made safe by explosives experts, WRC reported.
Authorities have not said whether either of the explosive devices were actually operational.
Late Monday afternoon, police were investigating a third suspicious package that had been received at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in DC.
Meanwhile, there were reports of additional suspicious packages that had bene received on Monday by the Central Intelligence Agency, a U.S. Secret Service mail processing facility, and a Navy base in Richmond, Virginia, according to WRC.
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