5:24 PM EST, January 7, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An official says the D.C. package that ignited at a postal facility was addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
The department official spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because it was an ongoing investigation.
The package at the D.C. facility ignited a day after fiery packages were sent to Maryland's governor and transportation secretary burned the fingers of workers who opened them.
Initial information indicates all of the parcels are similar. The Washington postal facility was evacuated and no injuries were reported.
The Maryland packages contained a note railing against highway signs urging motorists to report suspicious activity.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An FBI spokeswoman is saying a package that has ignited at a D.C. postal facility is similar to two fiery packages that were opened in Maryland.
FBI Spokeswoman Lindsay Godwin said Friday initial information shows the D.C. package is similar to the two parcels opened Thursday at state office buildings in Maryland. The packages in Maryland contained a message complaining about electronic highway road signs that asked motorists to report suspicious activity.
D.C. Officer Hugh Carew says the package at the D.C. facility ignited about 2:45 p.m. Friday.
The building has been evacuated and no injuries have been reported.