I guess it could be a diamond filled bomb and then probably the damn Hasidim Jews, or maybe a pro-biotic bomb with billions and billions of digestive bacteria in each explosion and we could point vigorously at the Jain’s. But something tells me its another religious group doing this one.
WASHINGTON — Police said a package has ignited this afternoon at a D.C. postal facility, a day after two fiery packages were opened in Maryland.
D.C. Officer Hugh Carew does not know if the package is similar to the two that ignited at Maryland state government buildings Thursday.
Carew says the package ignited at 2:45 p.m. There are no reports of any injuries.
The building has been evacuated and no injuries have been reported.
FBI spokeswoman: initial info shows DC package that ignited is similar to fiery Maryland parcels.
On Thursday, two packages sent to Maryland’s governor and transportation secretary that ignited when they were opened contained the same note railing against highway signs urging motorists to report suspicious activity, investigators revealed today.
The message read: “Report suspicious activity! Total Bull—-! You have created a self fulfilling prophecy.”
Numerous pieces of physical evidence were recovered from the scene of the package sent to the transportation department, State Fire Marshal William Barnard said, but police have not yet identified any suspects.
The packages, addressed to Gov. Martin O’Malley and to Transportation Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley, have been taken to the FBI lab in Quantico, Va., for forensic analysis.
They were opened within a 15-minute period Thursday at state government buildings 20 miles apart.
The workers who opened the packages singed their fingers, but there were no significant injuries.
Soon after, mailrooms across Maryland were cleared and two other suspicious packages uncovered, though they turned out to be a toner cartridge and laptop batteries.
O’Malley, a Democrat, had said previously that the mailing sent to him complained about highway signs that urge motorists to “Report Suspicious Activity” and give an 800 number.
“Somebody doesn’t like seeing that sign,” O’Malley said Thursday night.
A worker ripped the pull tab on the first package, addressed in typeface to the recently re-elected governor and adorned with holiday stamps, in Annapolis where mail for O’Malley’s office is routinely checked. The building is just blocks from the governor’s office, which is inside the State House in the heart of the capital.
An administrative assistant to Swaim-Staley opened the second package on the fourth floor of the Department of Transportation headquarters in Hanover, near the secretary’s office.
Both had incendiary devices inside and produced puffs of smoke and a smell similar to a match being struck, authorities said.