WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Investigation Continues Into Incendiary Devices

Play associated audio

Postal facilities and law enforcement throughout the region are on alert as the investigation continues into incendiary devices that have gone off in mail rooms and processing centers in Maryland and D.C. over the past two days.

The third incendiary device, found in a postal facility on V Street Northeast, went off on Friday afternoon. It was addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. It followed two similar incidents in Maryland on Thursday, those packages were addressed to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and the state's Secretary of Transportation. There were no serious inuries reported. Pete Rendina is D.C.'s Assistant U.S. Postal Inspector.

"We have postal inspectors screening mail through our processing facilities, and we've talked to our postal employees about suspicious characteristics to look for," he says.

Those measures, however, didn't prevent the third package from being identified before it went off. Law enforcement officials say a significant amount of physical evidence has been collected and DNA analysis is likely. There are currently no suspects.

NPR

Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

We've invited the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to play a game called "Let's shake on it."
NPR

Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
NPR

#NPRreads: These Three Stories Are A Real Catch

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
NPR

How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

Apps can make managing health care a lot easier, but most don't have the privacy protections required of doctors and hospitals. And a simple Web search can clue in advertisers to health concerns.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.