It’s being reported that a person has been arrested in connection to several packages containing explosive materials found at military bases in the D.C. area. All packages are being analyzed in the FBI forensics lab at Quantico. This comes after the Austin package bombings left two dead and several injured. What’s also currently on the radar of authorities is an attack at a California air base last week (see below) that is still being investigated by authorities as an act of “possible terrorism”
Fox News reports:
The FBI said THANH CONG PHAN, 43, was taken into custody at his home in Everett, Washington on Monday night. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
THE FBI STATEMENT:
Officials previously said they were looking at more than five locations in the area where the packages were received, including the White House and CIA mail facilities located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, officials told Fox News. Authorities fear more packages could still be out there.
On Monday, three military bases confirmed receiving packages containing explosive materials, but all packages were detected before they could be opened.
The items were located at Fort McNair in Washington, Fort Belvoir in Fairfax, Va. and the Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center located about an hour south of the nation’s capital.
Officials said black powder was discovered in at least one package along with a fuse, but it was neutralized by the FBI. At least one threatening letter was also discovered.
ATTACK ON CALIFORNIA AIR BASE LAST WEEK:
UPDATE: FOX NEWS IS NOW SAYING THIS IS “POSSIBLE TERRORISM”
Please read the update below on the California air base incident where a man drove through the gates of the base igniting himself and propane tanks on fire.
The FBI has no idea where The Travis Air Force Base suicide bomber was living and where his family is. They say they’re “having trouble” locating his family. Huh? This is the FBI! Isn’t that their job? The man had THREE cell phones on him!
THE AUTHORITIES ARE EXAMINING ONE VIDEO ON A PHONE FOR A POSSIBLE MOTIVE.
Fox 5 Atlanta reports:
The vehicle was loaded with five propane tanks and three gasoline cans. The man had three cellphones.
Ragan identified the driver as 51-year-old Hafiz Kazi, most recently of San Francisco, though investigators aren’t sure where he was living before Wednesday’s incident.
He says investigators aren’t sure why Kazi came to the air base or why he lit the Kia van on fire. He says investigators have had trouble locating family of Kazi, who was originally from India but has lived in the United States since 19
PREVIOUSLY LABELLED A TERRORIST ATTACK BUT NOW “POSSIBLE” TERROR:
“Since he ignited himself, investigators are treating this as an act of terrorism.”
The FBI and Air Force are investigating this incident. A big deal? You bet it is!
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A car loaded with propane tanks ran through the main gate at Travis Air Force Base in northern California on Wednesday night. Military personnel ran up to the burning car that exploded in flame after breaching the security gates.
“The guy came to the gate with propane tanks in his vehicle, he started reaching for what looked like an I.D card, started messing with a fuel ignition source to blow the propane tanks. He then drove into the outbound portion of the lane where he burned to death.”