A US law enforcement official says Seattle authorities have arrested a man suspected of sending suspicious packages to multiple military installations in the Washington, D.C., region.
Suspicious packages were sent to two sites at Fort Belvoir in Virginia on Monday afternoon: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and another defense university.
Multiple independent sources with direct knowledge confirmed to ABC News that authorities have arrested a suspect in the Seattle area in connection with the suspicious packages sent to government facilities. Officials cautioned that additional packages may have been sent to mail processing facilities in the D.C. area and said they remain on alert. An X-ray indicated a suspected Global Positioning System and an expedient fuse attached.
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Multiple suspicious packages were left at Fort Belvoir, Fort McNair, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia.
On Monday, three military bases confirmed receiving packages containing explosive materials, but all packages were detected before they could be opened.
The packages are all being sent to be examined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in their lab in Quantico, Virginia.
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That package contained explosive material, testing positive for black powder and residue. Law enforcement officials asked not to be identified discussing the case because the investigation continues.
Some included rambling letters and official described as disturbing.
It is not yet clear if the packages are all linked to one another.
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Several federal officials said they did not believe that any of the packages came from Mark Anthony Conditt, who caused three weeks of terror in Austin, Texas, by placing and sending functioning bombs there. Authorities extracted a video from one of the attacker's three mobile phones and are analyzing it to find a motive.