WASHINGTON — A law enforcement official says an arrest has been made in Washington State in connection with a series of suspicious packages that were found at military bases in the Washington, D.C. area, CBS News justice correspondent Paula Reid reports.
The suspect will likely appear in court Tuesday.
Last week, a 51-year old man drove a flaming minivan filled with propane tanks and gasoline onto Travis Air Force base located an hour outside San Francisco. He was identified as Hafiz Kazi.
Law enforcement officials described the incident as possible terrorism. Authorities extracted a video from one of the attacker’s three mobile phones and are analyzing it to find a motive.
A man has been arrested after authorities say he sent several suspicious packages to U.S. military installations and intelligence facilities in the Washington, D.C., area.
The man, who has not been identified, was arrested in Seattle, Washington, Tuesday morning.
At least six suspicious packages with apparent explosive components were found at several U.S. military installations and intelligence facilities in the Washington, D.C., area Monday.
Another package was found at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in D.C. Tuesday morning.
Can we guess, since the FBI is investigating, what those disturbing letters will say?
Authorities say the suspect sent a total of 12 packages. Investigators will be on the lookout for more to arrive Tuesday.
Some included rambling letters and official described as disturbing.
Officials told Fox News among the areas include the White House and CIA mail facilities located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, which is located in Southeast DC.
They fear more packages could still be out there.
These incidents come after 11 people were sickened when an envelope containing an unknown substance was opened inside a building at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia in February.
Phan’s motive was not immediately clear, but the official said there was no immediate connection to terrorism.