BULLETIN: Incendiary Devices Sent To Two State Buildings In Maryland; Workers Being Evacuated; Probe Under Way
BULLETIN: Two incendiary devices apparently mailed to state-government buildings in Annapolis and Hanover, Md., have detonated without causing a large explosion or widespread damage, according to published reports.
Early reports are sketchy. No one appears to have been injured seriously, but the bomb squad, firefighters and ambulances are at the scene — and there are reports that the FBI is on the way.
People are being evacuated from the buildings, described in published reports as the Maryland Department of Transportation headquarters in Hanover and the Jeffrey Building in Annapolis.
ABC News is reporting that the packages “looked like a small padded envelope or a book” and “bust into flames” when opened. The packages emitted a “sulfuric odor” and resembled “devices recently mailed to embassies in Rome and in Greece.”
ABC News early coverage.
Eye on Annapolis early coverage.
WBAL-TV early coverage.
Baltimore Sun early coverage.